David Stewart MSP
3 Gordon Terrace Inverness IV2 3HD
TEL01463 716 299
MG.05, The Scottish Parliament Edinburgh EH99 1SP
TEL 0131 348 5766
David Stewart was born in Inverness and was educated at Inverness High, Paisley College, Stirling University and the Open University Business School.
He qualified in Social Work in 1981 and practised in field work and management until 1997.
Mr Stewart was elected to the UK Parliament in 1997 as the first Labour MP for the constituency of Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber. He doubled his majority in 2001, and worked as a Parliamentary Aide for Alastair Darling between 2003-5
Following his defeat in 2005, he was appointed as an Assistant Director for Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations.
Mr Stewart was elected to the Scottish Parliament in 2007 and was Chief Whip of the Labour Group from 2008-2011. He is now Scottish Labour Party Shadow Minister for Transport and Islands, and sits as a member of the Scottish Parliament’s Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee as well as being the Scottish Parliamentary Diabetes Champion.
He is a Member of UNISON, the Co-operative Party and is a Trustee of Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC.
Brake named him the Road Safety Parliamentarian of the Year in 2010, and Road Safety Parliamentarian of the Month in December 2010 and February 2015.