- David Stewart (Scottish politician)
David Stewart MSP 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
1 May 1997 – 5 May 2005
Preceded by Constituency Created Succeeded by Constituency Abolished Personal details Born 5 May 1956 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. She however failed to be elected.
House of Commons
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.
In May 2007 he returned to parliamentary life, this time to the Scottish Parliament as a list MSP, in the Highlands and Islands constituency. 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.
Parliament of the United Kingdom Preceded by
Member of Parliament for Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber
Members of the Scottish Parliament in the Highlands and Islands region Elected in the 2011 election Constituency MSPsMichael Russell (SNP, Argyll and Bute) · Rob Gibson (SNP, Caithness, Sutherland and Ross) · Fergus Ewing (SNP, Inverness and Nairn) · Richard Lochhead (SNP, Moray) · Liam McArthur (Lib Dem, Orkney) · Dave Thompson (SNP, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch) · Tavish Scott (Lib Dem, Shetland) · Alasdair Allan (SNP, Western Isles) Additional Members SNP (9 seats), Lib Dem (2 seats), Labour (2 seats), Conservative (2 seats) Scottish Labour MSPs Opposition frontbenchShadow cabinetJackie Baillie (health) · Richard Baker (finance) · Sarah Boyack (rural/environment) · Patricia Ferguson (culture) · Iain Gray (leader) · Johann Lamont (justice) ·
Lewis Macdonald (infrastructure) · Ken Macintosh (education) · Paul Martin (parliamentary business) · Michael McMahon (local government) · John Park (whip)Deputy spokespersons
BackbenchersClaudia Beamish · Neil Bibby · Malcolm Chisholm · Kezia Dugdale · Helen Eadie · Mary Fee · Neil Findlay · Mark Griffin · Hugh Henry · Hanzala Malik · Jenny Marra · Margaret McCulloch · Margaret McDougall · Siobhan McMahon · Duncan McNeil · Anne McTaggart · Graeme Pearson · John Pentland · Drew Smith · Elaine Smith · David Stewart Members of the 4th Scottish Parliament
elected in the 2011 election
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