Biography

David Linden was born on 14th of May 1990, originally from Cranhill, before moving to Garrowhill with his family, David is an East End lad and has been an SNP activist since the age of 11, first campaigning for the 2001 UK General Election.

He went to Milncroft Primary School (now demolished and replaced by Cranhill Primary), Garrowhill Primary School and then Bannerman High School in Baillieston. It was here where he first came in to contact with politics in his Modern Studies class and began to develop his passion for social justice.

He spent his early working life in the finance sector within the underwriting team at Access Loans & Mortgages, then undertook a qualification in Business Administration, which he completed during his years at Glasgow Credit Union.

Following the SNP’s historic Glasgow East by-election victory in 2008, David worked as a caseworker in the Glasgow East constituency office, where he assisted hundreds of local people and built up strong relationships with community groups & leaders as well as local businesses.

Since then, David has had experience of working in Holyrood, Brussels and Westminster for the SNP, where he has helped develop campaigns, undertake policy research, devise media strategy and assist in local constituency casework. He currently runs the office of Alison Thewliss, SNP MP for Glasgow Central and SNP spokesperson for Cities in Westminster.

David is a former branch organiser of Shettleston SNP and was the campaign manager for the successful Yes Shettleston campaign during the independence referendum.

He is married to a Primary Teacher with one young son, Isaac. In his spare time, David is a supporter of Airdrieonians Football Club and a keen runner, he enjoys combining this hobby with fundraising for good causes, which he recently did by raising over £3,000 for Glasgow Rape Crisis Centre, taking part in the Great Scottish Run.

On the 15th of June 2017 David Linden was sworn in as a Member of Parliament wearing his Bannerman High School tie, taking his affirmation both in Gaelic and in English and gave his maiden speech in the House of Commons on the 27th of June 2017. Since taking his seat in the House of Commons he has pressed the government on issues ranging from Social Welfare reforms to International Development and Aid.