David has lived in this area for 30 years and been a councillor for much of that time. He represents Hessle on the East Riding Council and is also a Hessle Town councillor. He is a Lib Dem Group Leader, former Cabinet Member and Planning Chairman on East Riding Council, during which he introduced 20 mph speed limits around schools and Council Benefits advice to Pensioners. He is a founder and chairman of Haltemprice Skate Park Association, a voluntary charity which provides a skate park facility in Anlaby. He runs his own consultancy business and lives with his family on Ferriby road Hessle.