Stephen FlynnMember of Parliament for Aberdeen South
Scottish National Party
Born and raised in Angus, Stephen Flynn’s political career began when he was elected as a councillor for the Kincorth, Nigg and Cove ward in 2015 to replace Callum McCaig. And just as McCaig moved from city council to Parliament, so did Flynn move up the hierarchy in the same constituency after a two year Conservative interlude. Alongside his council work, Flynn worked for McCaig while he served as an MP, and subsequently assisted Maureen Watt MSP before his own Westminster election. He was group leader of the Aberdeen City Council from 2016 to 2020, after he faced calls to resign due to his election as an MP. In 2020, Flynn has campaigned for a £20 uplift in Universal Credit. He is a member of APPGs for loan charges, climate change and a supporter of the Scotland-Malawi partnership. Flynn has avascular necrosis in his hip and was unable to walk from the age of 14. He has spoken of the verbal abuse he suffered as a wheelchair user. He undertook life-changing surgery in 2020, allowing him to walk again. Since 2020, Flynn has been shadow SNP spokesperson for the Treasury.
Official parliamentary photograph taken by Chris McAndrew, 2017, licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0