David was first elected on 6th May 2010 and again in 2015 as Member of Parliament for Warrington South. He is the first Conservative MP to be elected in the Constituency since 1987
David was born and brought up in the Midlands, attending his local grammar school before studying Engineering at Imperial College where he joined the RAF as a cadet pilot officer.
After graduating David qualified as a chartered accountant and subsequently joined Accenture, the technology and consulting firm. In 1989 he became a Partner and subsequently built the business from a staff level of 400 to over 15,000. His final position was as a Global Managing Partner responsible for a business with a turnover of £500million. He is married to Nicky and they have 4 children.
Upon leaving Accenture, David spent several years as Chairman of Fairbridge in Greater Manchester: a charity dedicated to improving the life chances of young people aged 16-21. He also served for 2 years as a Councillor on Macclesfield Borough Council
Since arriving in Warrington in March 2007, David has been involved in a wide range of activities. Working with a group of businessmen he saved Warrington Town Football Club and subsequently became a Director. He has also led fundraising initiatives for Warrington based charities, St Rocco's and Families United.
In April 2009 he started Warrington Jobs Club, an initiative which aims to help residents get back into work. Now on the sixth intake, the jobs club has served more than 100 residents, 70% of whom are now back in work or training.
Since being elected to Parliament, David has continually argued for a reform to the unfair Barnett formula, which takes money away from the English regions and sends it to Scotland instead. He has also been at the forefront of the campaign for High Speed Rail.
David regularly contributes to Parliamentary debates on Energy Policy, Economic Growth & Job Creation and Banking. Since September 2012, David has been the Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Rt Hon Greg Clark MP who is currently a Minister of State at the Cabinet Office.
Amongst his political heroes are Frank Field, Labour MP for Birkenhead, for his independence and ability to influence the quality of debate from the backbenches, and Margaret Thatcher, for the fact that she got things done.
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