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David Marshall (British politician)

Preceded by  Myer Galpern
Name  David Marshall
Political party  Labour
Majority  13,507 (43.7%)
Succeeded by  John Mason

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Born  7 May 1941 (age 74) Glasgow, Scotland (1941-05-07)

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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.

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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. These reports have also linked his ill health with stress brought on by predictions that his parliamentary expenses were to be investigated. On 30 June he was appointed Steward and Bailiff of the Manor of Northstead, confirming his resignation.

He is married with a son and a daughter.

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