David Linden

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

Scottish National Party MP for Glasgow East

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As a result of COVID-19, some MPs have been less able to vote in Parliament, and this will be reflected in their voting record.

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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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.

However, David Linden sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • David Linden voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons, while most Scottish National Party MPs generally voted against. Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of David Linden’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit David Linden’s full vote analysis page for more.

David Linden has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Petition - Support for the travel industry 21 Oct 2020

    I rise to present a petition on behalf of my constituents in Glasgow East who wish to see support for the travel industry. The petition states: The petition of the residents of the constituency of Glasgow East, Declares that the economic consequences of the Coronavirus pandemic have had a devastating effect on the travel and tourism sector; notes that, normally, outbound and inbound travel is...
  • Persecution of Christians and Freedom of Religion or Belief — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] 21 Oct 2020

    It is a pleasure to see you in the Chair, Mr Hollobone. I congratulate the hon. Member for Gillingham and Rainham (Rehman Chishti) on securing the debate and on all his work as the Prime Minister’s special envoy. I also pay tribute to Mervyn Thomas, who stood down earlier this year as chief executive of Christian Solidarity Worldwide. He served that organisation with distinction for 40...
  • Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Overseas Aid 21 Oct 2020

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many applications for funding from the Integrated Activity Fund over £50,000 were approved in financial year 2019-20; what the value was of each of those applications; and which Department or Minister requested that funding.

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Scottish National Party MP for Glasgow East

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 2017 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Home Office
  • Scotland Office
  • HM Treasury
  • Jobcentres: Glasgow
  • Azerbaijan: Christianity
  • Food Banks: Scotland
  • State Retirement Pensions: Females
  • Members: Correspondence

Currently held offices

  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Housing, Communities and Local Government) (since 7 Jan 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)

SNP MPs only attend sittings where the legislation pertains to Scotland.

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Oct 2020.


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