In Parliament

In June 2017, David was appointed as a Government Whip. As a Government Whip, it is David's job to help ensure the smooth passage of government business through the House of Commons. Whips also play a pastoral role in supporting their colleagues.

As a Minister, David was not permitted to serve on All Party Parliamentary Groups, or to sign Early Day Motions. By convention, Whips also do not speak in the Commons Chamber.

However, being a Whip gives David unique access to Government Ministers and Departments and, therefore, to other ways to campaign for the constituency. He actively speaks with Government Ministers and stands up for local residents and communities in this way. 

You can find details of David's speeches and appearances in Parliament, prior to his appointment as a Government Whip, below.