Stuart Donaldson (Scottish politician)

Stuart Blair Donaldson[1] (born 5 September 1991[2]) is a Scottish National Party (SNP) politician in the United Kingdom. He served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine from the 2015 general election until being unseated at the general election on 8 June 2017, by Andrew Bowie of the Conservative Party.

Stuart Donaldson
Member of Parliament
for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
In office
7 May 2015  3 May 2017
Preceded byRobert Smith
Succeeded byAndrew Bowie
Personal details
Stuart Blair Donaldson

(1991-09-05) 5 September 1991
Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
Political partyScottish National Party
Alma materUniversity of Glasgow

Early life

Donaldson was born in the north east of Scotland. He is the son of Maureen Watt MSP, Scotland's Public Health Minister, and the grandson of Hamish Watt MP.[3]

He was educated at Durris Primary School and Banchory Academy.[4] He attended the University of Glasgow and graduated with an undergraduate Master of Arts (MA) degree in 2013.[5]

Political career

Following graduation, Donaldson worked as a parliamentary assistant for Christian Allard MSP.[6][7]

At the 2015 general election, he was elected the Member of Parliament (MP) for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine.[7] He was 23 years old, making him one of eight Scottish National Party MPs under 30. He lost his seat in 2017 to Andrew Bowie.

After leaving Parliament

In 2018, Donaldson joined the public affairs team of the Campaign for Real Ale, based at its head office in St Albans.[8]


  1. "List of Members returned to Parliament at the General Election 2015 Scotland". The Edinburgh Gazette. 15 May 2015. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  2. Birth certificate of Stuart Blair Donaldson, 5 September 1991, Aberdeen District 571/02 3802 – National Records of Scotland
  3. "Election 2015: Who are the 56 new SNP MPs?". BBC News. BBC. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  4. "West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine - What are the candidates saying." Kincardineshire Observer. 23 April 2015. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  5. "Alumni". Life after Glasgow. University of Glasgow. Retrieved 6 July 2015. Stuart Donaldson MP (MA 2013) SNP MP
  6. "Stuart Donaldson MP". McNeill & Stone. Archived from the original on 6 July 2015. Retrieved 6 July 2015.
  7. "General Election 2015 Results: Aberdeenshire West & Kincardine". BBC News Online. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Robert Smith
Member of Parliament
for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine

Succeeded by
Andrew Bowie

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