Born in Lincoln, he attended Boston Grammar School and qualified as a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) in 1976. He attended the University of Bradford Management Centre to complete a MBA and a MPhil by research.
David worked at Leeds Metropolitan University for 18 years from 1985 as a Principal Lecturer in Finance and Strategic Management and as a Business Development Manager.
In 2004 he was seconded from the University to work at Bradford City Football Club to help the club to build its links within the within the local community.
He was elected as a Bradford Councillor in 1984 and served for 26 years until elected to Parliament in 2010.
Record Of Delivery
David has a strong record of delivering for local people. As an MP, David has:
- Worked hard to raise awareness and campaign against high car insurance premiums in Bradford http://bit.ly/LahciY
- Getting more young people to vote to register with his successful Get on the Bus campaign in Bradford http://bit.ly/1huK3Kn
- Campaigned with his Bradford Care Campaign against social care cuts in Bradford effecting over 2,000 people www.bradfordcares.org
- Supported the creation of over 2,600 apprenticeships in Bradford since April 2012.
- Worked hard to bring millions of pounds of investment into Bradford from the Regional Growth Fund.
David overcame a 3,500 majority to become elected to Parliament in 2010. After being elected, David was appointed to the House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee where he served until June 2012. With his Education background, David was then appointed to the Education Select Committee which he still sits on today.
David began the Associate Parliamentary Group on Textile Manufacturing in order to promote and raise awareness of the importance of textile manufacturing to Bradford and the UK economy.
David’s biggest achievements in Parliament would be helping save the cheque with his very successful national campaign between 2011/12 and raising awareness of high car insurance premiums and eligibility for social care in the House of Commons.
House of Commons