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.
In Parliament, David is a Scottish National Party Whip and an active parliamentarian, regularly questioning Government Ministers and taking part in debates. His main policy interests focus on social security, immigration, international relations and neonatal care. He chairs the All Party Parliamentary Group on Premature & Sick Babies.
David was elected as the Member of Parliament for Glasgow East on 8th June 2017 after receiving 14,024 votes from East End residents.
He is married to Roslyn and they have two young children, Isaac and Jessica. In his spare time, David is keen fisherman and supports Airdrieonians Football Club. The family attend Parkhead Nazarene Church in the East End.
A high resolution copy of David Linden's official parliamentary portrait can be downloaded from the UK Parliament website. The image (cropped version shown above) is released under an Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) licence.