David lives in a village on the edge of Nottingham. His first job was working for a local farmer. He previously contested Newark in the 2014 by-election, and was a councillor for 16 years on the district council.
He is a committed environmentalist and has been a member of the Green Liberal Democrats for many years. His was one of the first houses in Nottinghamshire to have its own wind turbine, and he has made this available for environmental students at Nottingham University to use in their research. David has also been involved in campaigns to protect the local green belt, and to ensure that new housing is appropriate and environmentally planned.
David is passionate about standing up for the under privileged and powerless, and longs to see a country where everyone is free to be themselves and is given every opportunity to fulfil their potential. He wants to see a thriving health service, which means proper funding for it, and to see an education system that inspires children to learn and to achieve. David believes that teachers should be free to teach without constant reorganisations from central government. He believes strongly that Britain is better off in the European Union and there are no circumstances which he would be willing to vote in favour of Brexit.
Away from politics David is a keen photographer and musician, and enjoys supporting his daughters in their various sporting activities. His younger daughter plays for Nottingham Forest Ladies youth team and both play netball. They are a family of animal lovers and currently have four cats, three rabbits and a guinea pig. David is a passionate football fan and has followed the Williams motor racing team for forty years.