Originally from Cranhill, before moving to Garrowhill with his family, David Linden is an East End lad and has been an SNP activist for 16 years.
He went to Milncroft Primary School (now demolished and replaced by Cranhill Primary), Garrowhill Primary School and then Bannerman High School in Baillieston.
He spent his early working life in the finance sector within the underwriting team at Access Loans & Mortgages, then undertook a qualification in Business Administration, which he completed during his years at Glasgow Credit Union.
Following the SNP’s historic Glasgow East by-election victory in 2008, David worked as a caseworker in the Glasgow East constituency office, where he assisted hundreds of local people and built up strong relationships with community groups & leaders as well as local businesses.
Since then, David has had experience of working in Holyrood, Brussels and Westminster for the SNP, where he has helped develop campaigns, undertook policy research, devise media strategy and assist in local constituency casework. He currently runs the office of Alison Thewliss, SNP MP for Glasgow Central and SNP spokesperson for Cities in Westminster.
David is a former branch organiser of Shettleston SNP and was the campaign manager for the successful Yes Shettleston campaign during the independence referendum.
He is married to a Primary Teacher with one young son, Isaac. In his spare time, David enjoys combining his interest in running and fundraising for good causes, which he recently did by raising over £3,000 for Glasgow Rape Crisis Centre, taking part in the Great Scottish Run.