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- 2nd to 9th June 2020
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- 10th June 2020 onwards
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David Linden’s voting in Parliament
David Linden is a Scottish National Party MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Scottish National Party MPs.
This is a random selection of David Linden’s votes.
Has never voted on reducing central government funding of local government Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2018–2019.
Voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2020.
Voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2020.
Almost always voted for more EU integration Show votes
41 votes for, 2 votes against, 12 absences, between 2017–2020.
Voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2020.
Last updated: 12 Oct 2020.
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David Linden has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Twigg. As I am sure other Members will do, I pay tribute to the hon. Member for Barnsley Central (Dan Jarvis) for securing this debate and setting the scene so eloquently. I also pay tribute to Unison for its work on the issue. Most of us will have seen the briefing note that came out; I commend everything in it. As the hon. Member for...
Thank you, Mr Twigg. I am coming to the end of my remarks. I pay tribute to the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross (Jamie Stone), who is himself a carer. More can be done on mileage, and I certainly echo the calls for HMRC to reform it. The Government need to look again at the carer’s allowance, because it is inadequate, particularly south of the border. There is one...
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the armed forces have faced (a) consequential penalties, (b) minor administrative action and (c) other forms of warnings or counselling as a result of breaching covid-19 regulations.
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Scottish National Party MP for Glasgow East
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 2017 — General election
Topics of interest
- Department for Work and Pensions
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- Home Office
- Scotland Office
- Department of Health and Social Care
- Jobcentres: Glasgow
- Azerbaijan: Christianity
- Members: Correspondence
- Food Banks: Scotland
- Social Security Benefits: Disqualification
Currently held offices
- Member, Joint Committee on the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act (since 10 Nov 2020)
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (1 Feb 2021 to 29 Mar 2022)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Housing, Communities and Local Government) (7 Jan 2020 to 1 Feb 2021)
- Member, Standing Orders Committee (1 Nov 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Procedure Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- SNP Whip (20 Jun 2017 to 7 Jan 2020)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 16 May 2022.
1. Employment and earnings
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT, for surveys. All fees paid to my campaign fund.
2 May 2021, payment of £100 for a survey in March 2021. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 30 July 2021)
24 June 2021, payment of £110 for a survey in April 2021. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 30 July 2021)
24 June 2021, payment of £50 for a survey in May 2021. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 30 July 2021)
21 July 2021, payment of £120 for a survey in June 2021. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 30 July 2021)
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