David Stewart (Scottish politician)

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David Stewart
MSP
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Convener of the Scottish Parliament Public Petitions Committee
Incumbent
Assumed office
14 June 2011
Preceded by Rhona Brankin
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Highlands and Islands
Incumbent
Assumed office
3 May 2007
Member of Parliament
for Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber
In office
1 May 1997 – 5 May 2005
Preceded by Constituency Created
Succeeded by Constituency Abolished
Personal details
Born (1956-05-05) 5 May 1956 (age 58)
Political party Scottish Labour Party
Spouse(s) Linda Stewart

David John Stewart (born 5 May 1956) is a Scottish politician. Prior to his election in 1997, he had been a leading member of Labour’s Scottish Executive. He is married to Linda Stewart, who also stood in the 2007 Scottish elections as Labour Party candidate for the Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber Constituency.[1] She however failed to be elected.

House of Commons[edit]

In 1997 he was the first Labour Member of Parliament for the Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber constituency in Scotland until 2005, when the constituency was reformed to Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey, an election which he lost to Liberal Democrat candidate Danny Alexander. During his time as an MP, he was a member of the Scottish and Work and Pensions Select Committees and from 2003-05 was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Alistair Darling, Secretary of State for Scotland.

During his time out of office, David was employed as Assistant Director for Rural Affairs with the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations.

Scottish Parliament[edit]

In May 2007 he returned to parliamentary life, this time to the Scottish Parliament as a list MSP for the Highlands and Islands electoral region.[2] In October 2008, the Labour Leader in the Scottish Parliament, Iain Gray, appointed him to the shadow cabinet as the Chief Whip of the Labour Party in Holyrood.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Election shows politics runs in the family". Herald (Glasgow). 1 May 2007. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Previous MSPs: Session 3 (2007-2011): David Stewart". Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Scottish Labour's front bench team". BBC News. 31 December 2009. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber
19972005
Constituency abolished