I am standing as the Liberal Democrat candidate for Torridge and West Devon in the General Election on December the 12th.

Torridge and West Devon needs an MP who is dedicated full-time to serving its people and standing up for them on the floor of the House of Commons.

I have been campaigning across Northern Devon to save our hospitals and protect our school budgets. I care about my community in rural Devon; I am Chair of Finance on Northam Town Council, I am Chair of North Devon Sunrise and a Governor of Petroc College. I am not a career politician, I come from a business background and want to use my experience to bring investment and decent paying jobs to Torridge and West Devon.


Local Councillor

David lives in Appledore, and sits on Northam Town Council where he chairs the Finance Committee.

He represents the interests of town and parish councils across North Devon on the Devon Association of Local Councils and has been involved in the devolution process - Heart of the South West - ensuring that the voice and needs of rural Devon are heard and considered in the negotiations.


Passionate Community Organiser

Passionate about helping all the people of his community, David has been campaigning all his adult life for the underrepresented and disadvantaged in society. David was a co-founder of the  Kaleidoscope Trust, is a Chair of North Devon Sunrise, the organisers of Barnstaple’s renowned Annual Diversity Festival.

He has campaigned to save our hospital services, fights to protect our schools against cuts to their budgets and for the rights of refugees. In 2015 David was named as the Lib Dems Diversity Champion for Devon & Cornwall.

David is a Governor of Petroc College.


Business Background

For over ten years David was a key member of the senior management team at the Economist Group – one of the world’s leading media operations.

Initially based in London he later spent over ten years in Hong Kong running the company’s commercial operations across Asia and spearheading their development in China and India. In 2002 he and his team were awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

David is not a career politician, he has a strong business background, which he wants to put to use to bring investment, skills training and jobs that pay a decent wage, to Torridge and West Devon.