Angus MacDonald (politician)
|Member of the Scottish Parliament|
for Falkirk East
Assumed office |
5 May 2011
|Preceded by||Cathy Peattie|
|Political party||Scottish National Party|
Angus was educated at Grangemouth High School, Keil School, the College of Estate Management and the Centre for Industrial Studies
Work and politics
He was elected a Scottish National Party Councillor to Falkirk Council on 16 December 2004, with 56% of the vote. A former Falkirk District Councillor and Justice of the Peace from 1992 until 1996, he served on various committees in his role as a councillor include Economic Strategy & Development, Education, Housing & Social Care, Investment, Planning, Grangemouth Common Good Fund and Grangemouth Area Forum until standing down to concentrate on his position as Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for Falkirk East. He was elected to serve the Falkirk East constituency, gaining over 50% of the vote, ousting Cathy Peattie who had been the MSP since 1999. At the Scottish Parliament he is a Member of the Economy, Energy & Tourism Committee, the Public Petitions Committee, the Scottish Commission for Public Audit and the Cross Party Group on Gaelic.
Angus is the MSP for Falkirk East at the Scottish Parliament. He has served as a Governor of the Stirlingshire Educational Trust and Convener of An Comunn Gaidhealach (Falkirk Branch). In addition he was Chairman of the Mod 2008 Falkirk organising committee, co-ordinating plans for the Royal National Mod which was held in Falkirk district in October 2008. He was re-elected to Falkirk Council at the local elections held on 3 May 2007, which was run using the single transferable vote system for the first time in Scotland, gaining the most first preference votes of any Grangemouth candidate. Angus stood down from Falkirk Council on 2 May 2012 to concentrate on his work in the Scottish Parliament, to which he was elected on 5 May 2011.
- ‘MacDONALD, Angus’, Who's Who 2014, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2014; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2013 ; online edn, Dec 2013 accessed 13 Jan 2014