David Marshall (British politician)

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David Marshall
Member of Parliament
for Glasgow East
Glasgow Shettleston (1979–2005)
In office
3 May 1979 – 30 June 2008
Preceded byMyer Galpern
Succeeded byJohn Mason
Majority13,507 (43.7%)
Personal details
Born (1941-05-07) 7 May 1941 (age 79)
Glasgow, Scotland
Political partyLabour

David Marshall (born 7 May 1941) is a Labour politician in the United Kingdom who was Member of Parliament (MP) for Glasgow East in Scotland from 1979 to 2008.

David Marshall was educated variously at the Larbert High School, Denny High School, Woodside Senior Secondary School and Falkirk High School.

He has been a member of the Transport and General Workers' Union since 1960 and a member of the Labour Party since 1962. He worked in Glasgow as a Labour Party organiser from 1969, before becoming a full-time councillor. He was for three years, from 1972 a member of Glasgow City Council, and a member of Strathclyde Regional Council from 1974 until his election to Parliament.

He was elected as a Labour MP at the 1979 general election for Glasgow Shettleston following the retirement of Myer Galpern. He represented that constituency from then until the 2005 election, at which point he was elected from Glasgow East. He did not reach the front bench in his long parliamentary career, but served on many select committees, including chairing both the Transport (1987–1992) and Scotland committees (1992–1997). He was latterly a member of the Chairman's Panel.

On 27 June 2008 it was reported that he would stand down due to ill health.[1] These reports have also linked his ill health with stress brought on by predictions that his parliamentary expenses were to be investigated.[2] On 30 June he was appointed Steward and Bailiff of the Manor of Northstead, confirming his resignation.[3]

He is married with a son and a daughter.


  1. ^ Porter, Andrew (27 June 2008). "Labour MP David Marshall to quit causing Brown more by-election woe". London: Telegraph. Retrieved 27 June 2008.
  2. ^ Russell, Ben (30 June 2008). "Glasgow MP to stand down on doctor's advice". London: Independent. Retrieved 3 July 2008.
  3. ^ Manor of Northstead Archived 2008-07-23 at the Wayback Machine, HM Treasury Press Release 30 June 2008.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Myer Galpern
Member of Parliament for Glasgow Shettleston
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Glasgow East
Succeeded by
John Mason