Lewis Macdonald was always a strong influencer in Scottish politics. As a Scottish Labour party high member and member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) since 1999, he’s been looked to as a leader and role model among the Scottish Labour party for decades.
An original Scottish native, Lewis Macdonald was willing to be involved with public matters concerning Scotland and served as Parliamentary researcher for MPs Frank Doran and Tom Clarke prior to his election in Scottish Parliament in 1999.Ever since, he has contributed significantly on on the fight for Scotland’s best interests and awareness of various socioeconomic issues that beset Scotland and the UK, trough various key governmental positions.
Among others, Lewis Macdonald has played a ministerial role in the following areas:
Deputy Minister for Enterprise and Lifelong learning from 2003 to 2004. As a deputy minister of Enterprise and Lifelong Learning, Lewis MacDonald assisted the Enterprise Minister and all governmental officials involved in all matters related to Enterprise and life-long Learning such as enterprise networks, business innovation, regional selective assistance, wholesale industry, business analytics, business ethos, retail industry, post offices, union liaison, corporate social responsibility, school’s enterprise, lifelong learning strategy, skills development, adult literacy and numeracy, training policy, work welfare and many other relevant matters.
Deputy Minister for Environment and Rural Development from 2004 to 2005. During his incumbency as a Deputy Minister For Environment and Rural Development, Lewis Macdonald was partially responsible for agriculture, forestry, fisheries, environment, natural heritage, land reform, crafting, water quality control, and sustainable development affairs.
Deputy Minister for Health and Community care from 2005 to 2007. In this two-year position, Lewis Macdonald has contributed along with the main minister in public health matters, general health, wellbeing, pharmaceutical services, food safety control, dentistry, learning disabilities, substance misuse, older people welfare, social care and games.
Apart from these great accomplishments, Lewis Macdonald has also contributed a great deal on parliamentary committees on construction, diabetes, food, audit, health, tourism, culture, sports, economy, human trafficking, oil, gas and energy matters. As a member of the cross-party group in the Scottish parliament on construction, he assisted in developing of Scotland as a word-class construction industry and offering the best value for clients, an ideal environment and industrial employment opportunities for its people. Similarly, he has assisted in bringing awareness and providing solutions to the sectors mentioned above.
Since 2011, he is also responsible for representing North East Scotland in the Scottish Parliament. In this current position, Lewis Macdonald main responsibilities include the consideration of constituents’ concerns, the proper representation of North East Scotland regional matters, and the offering of advice to the North East Scotland residents. Lewis Macdonald is also a member of the co-operative party which is concerned with trading and commercial issues, co-operative ethos, morals and regulations. Additionally he is a member of the Referendum Bill Committee- a committee formed by members of all parties for the legislation of the 2014 referendum on Scottish Independence. Furthermore, he is a patron of the Aberdeen FC trust which as well-known football club with rich history in Scotland and the U.K.