David is a plain speaking Yorkshireman now living in Lancashire.
He was educated at a Comprehensive School near Rotherham and after leaving school he joined a firm of Solicitors in Sheffield as a Trainee Legal Executive. He studied via a correspondence course to obtain a law degree and his Solicitors final exams before qualifying as a Solicitor. He stayed with the same firm he had originally joined, becoming a Partner and then the Senior Partner. Whilst there he met his wife Susan who was also a Partner in the firm.
David has been active in politics throughout his adult life joining the Conservatives in South Yorkshire after he left school where he had studied politics at ‘A’ level. He served as a Councillor in Rotherham for six years and served in the House of Commons as the Member of Parliament for Bury North between 2010 and 2017.
Outside work David enjoys watching sport particularly cricket – he is a member of Yorkshire County Cricket Club – birdwatching and walking.