Dave Doogan MP

About Dave

About Dave Doogan MP

Dave Doogan is the SNP MP for Angus. Dave previously worked as an Aircraft Engineer within the Ministry of Defence before leaving to pursue a career in politics. He studied Politics and International Relations at the University of Dundee, while working part-time as a taxi driver. Dave graduated in 2011. He was elected as a Councillor in 2012 and worked for John Swinney MSP from 2011-2016.

Dave stood as the SNP candidate for Angus in the UK Parliament snap election of December 2019. He won with an 8.8% majority, defeating the Conservative incumbent. He is now the SNP’s Spokesperson for Defence Procurement.

Dave is also a member of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly and represents Scotland on the Defence Select Committee.

Dave lives in Arbroath, he is married with two grown up children and his dog, Maggie.

Constituency work

Casework

Constituency work is always busy and extremely varied.
Dave is able to provide assistance to constituents experiencing problems with matters reserved to the UK Parliament. These includes issues with asylum and immigration, social security – such as State Pension, Personal Independence Payment, Child Benefit, Jobseeker’s Allowance, Employment Support Allowance, Universal Credit and many more – Child Maintenance, energy and utilities, international affairs, DVLA, defence and HMRC.
In his first two years as an MP, Dave has helped over 6000 constituents.

Surgeries

Dave regularly holds surgeries around Angus and in his Arbroath office where you can chat face-to-face and discuss matters of concern.

Surgery locations include Brechin, Inverkeilor, Friockheim, Montrose, Arbroath, Edzell, Kirriemuir, Northmuir, Glenclova, Glen Isla, Finavon, Charleston, Airlie, Forfar and Letham.

To check the details of upcoming surgeries, please check Dave’s social media or get in touch with Dave’s office by email at dave.doogan.mp@parliament.uk or by telephone at 01241 815 330 to find out more or to book a slot at the next surgery.

Parliamentary work

Contributions

Dave contributes regularly in the House of Commons – in the Chamber, Westminster Hall and in committees.

All of his contributions can be found on his social media channels, as well as on his YouTube channel which can be found here.

Committees

Dave sits on the Defence Committee, the Defence Sub-Committee and the Committee on Arms Export Controls.  

Until January 2022, Dave also sat on the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee. Dave was also part of the Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill Committee, helping to shape animal welfare policy. Dave is also a member of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.

All Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs)

APPGs are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. Dave is a member of many APPGs, including:

  • Aerospace   
  • Arctic and Nordic Councils (Vice Chair)  
  • Armed Forces   
  • Beer Duty   
  • CBD products  
  • Banning Trophy Hunting  
  • Eggs, Pigs, and Poultry   
  • Engineering  
  • Germany   
  • Loan Charge and Taxpayer Fairness   
  • Mongolia  
  • Motor Neuron Disease   
  • Norway (Vice Chair)   
  • Scotch Whisky – Alcohol Duty Consultation  
  • Scottish Sports  
  • Shooting and Conservation

Early Day Motions

Dave tables EDMs to acknowledge and celebrate achievements of local people and businesses and to bring awareness to important local issues. These have included celebrating the Women’s Curling Gold Medal success at the Winter Olympics 2022 and supporting APPG work such as Banning Trophy Hunting.

Dave signs many EDMs tabled by colleagues across the House to show support for a range of issues. A full list can be found here.

Written Parliamentary Questions

Written Parliamentary Questions are used in Parliament to ask short questions of UK government ministers. Dave regularly writes to various departments to seek clarity on behalf of constituents in relation to their cases, to ask for statistics or further information, or to hold the Government to account for their policies. A list of Dave’s Written Parliamentary Questions can be found here.