Photograph of David Linden MP speaking in the House of Commons

About me

I've been the Member of Parliament for Glasgow East since I was first elected in 2017. In 2019, I was re-elected with an increased majority to continue serving my constituents.

My work is carried out both in the East end of Glasgow and in the House of Commons in London. I hold regular help & advice surgeries around the constituency in order to help resolve problems that my constituents are facing and to dispense advice. In London, I raise policy issues in Parliament and challenge UK Government ministers from the opposition benches on the effect those policies are having on my constituents.

Below is a short biography with a little more information about me.


David Linden was born in Glasgow on 14th May 1990.

The son of two Blochairn fruit market workers, David grew up in Cranhill and Garrowhill, attending Milncroft & Garrowhill Primary Schools before studying at Bannerman High, from which he went onto complete an apprenticeship at Glasgow City Council.

Prior to being elected as a Member of Parliament, David spent nine years working for the Scottish National Party in Westminster, Holyrood & Brussels where he built up a wealth of experience in campaigns, policy and dealing with the media. He also spent two years working at Glasgow Credit Union, during which time he completed a qualification in Business Administration.

David is an active parliamentarian, regularly questioning Government Ministers and taking part in parliamentary debates. His main policy interests focus on social security, housing, immigration, and poverty. He is the SNP's Social Justice spokesperson in Westminster and is a member of the House of Commons Work and Pensions Select Committee.

David was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Glasgow East in June 2017 and was then re-elected by his constituents with a substantially increased majority in December 2019.

Outside of Westminster, David enjoys spending time with his children. He is a season ticket holder at Airdrieonians Football Club and attends Church in the East End of Glasgow.

A high resolution copy of David Linden's official parliamentary portrait can be downloaded from the UK Parliament website and can be used in line with the terms of the Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) licence. The image used above is © UK Parliament / Jessica Taylor 2022 and its use here is under the same licence.