|Member of the Scottish Parliament|
for Edinburgh Pentlands
|Assumed office |
7 May 2011
|Preceded by||David McLetchie|
|Born||2 January 1960|
|Political party||Scottish National Party|
|Alma mater||Glasgow College of Technology|
MacDonald was born in Glasgow and educated at Cumbernauld High School, the Central College of Commerce and the Glasgow College of Technology. He worked as a management accountant for Lothian Buses from 1989 to 2011.
MacDonald contested the seat of Edinburgh Pentlands in the Scottish Parliament general election, 2011, and defeated the Conservative incumbent David McLetchie by a margin of 1,758 votes. He was re-elected to the seat in the Scottish Parliament general election, 2016.
- "MSPs: Current MSPs: Gordon MacDonald: Personal Information". Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
- "Vote 2011: Scottish elections: constituency: Edinburgh Pentlands". BBC News. 11 May 2011.
- "Scotland Election 2016: Edinburgh Pentlands: Scottish Parliament constituency". BBC News. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
- Biography page at the Scottish Parliament
- Gordon MacDonald constituency website
- Local SNP website covering Gordon MacDonald's constituency, Edinburgh Pentlands
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