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Thank you for taking the time to visit my website. Since being elected as Bradford East's Lib Dem MP in May 2010, I have been kept busier than I ever believed possible. I've spoken to many constituents in my weekly surgeries - covering every possible subject, from apprenticeships to the Odeon cinema. I am grateful to everyone who voted for me in 2010 and I will continue to stand up for the hard-working people of Bradford in Parliament.

This website contains a lot more information about my work, both in Bradford and in Parliament, the campaigns I am involved in, as well as news from the Liberal Democrats across Bradford East.

David Ward, Bradford's Campaigning MP

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  • Free Schools
    Article: Sep 1, 2014

    Bradford MP, David Ward, along with members of the House of Commons Education Select Committee will be quizzing the lead investigators into the "Trojan Horse" school scandal in Birmingham.

    As part of the Education Select Committee's investigation into Extremism in Birmingham Schools, the session to be held on Tuesday 2nd September will focus on the inquiries conducted by Peter Clarke and Ian Kershaw into events and governance in Birmingham schools. The session will also examine the role of Birmingham City Council and action taken by the Department for Education as well looking at the wider implications of these recent events.

  • Green Economy
    Article: Sep 1, 2014

    The Liberal Democrat manifesto will include plans for five new laws to protect the environment.

    The manifesto plans include legal targets for clean air and water, an end to dirty coal power stations and an ambitious decarbonisation target for the electricity sector.

    Liberal Democrats in Government have worked hard to keep the environment at the top of the agenda, despite our coalition partners. We want to go further and build on our achievements in Government in areas including Britain's rise in renewable energy, the Green Investment Bank and record investment in our railways.

  • Article: Aug 29, 2014

    Junior Campaigns Organiser and Junior Caseworker for David Ward MP

    Working from the Bradford Constituency Office

    Salary: £15,000 - £17,000pa + pension

    Bradford East MP David Ward is looking for someone to take on the role of Junior Campaigns Organiser and Junior Caseworker to join his office in Bradford.

  • David Ward & Laisterdyke Business & Enterprise College
    Article: Aug 28, 2014

    Bradford MP, David Ward has severely criticised the elitism of Parliament as highlighted by the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission's research into the backgrounds of more than 4,000 business, political, media and public sector leaders.

    The report by the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission, chaired by former Labour Minister Alan Milburn, found that small elites, educated at independent schools and Oxbridge, still dominate the top roles in the Judiciary, Armed Forces, Civil Service and in Parliament.

  • Article: Aug 28, 2014
    Government consultations (Open/Closed/Outcomes) - Week commencing: Thursday 24th July
    o 27 August 2014
    o DH and MHRA
    o Consultation outcome
    o 27 August 2014
    o MOJ
    o Open consultation
  • bradfordcity
    Article: Aug 26, 2014

    Whether you're watching Manchester City or the Bantams, there is spirit and passion about football that unites communities, even if it often divides families!

    Unfortunately in modern times, football has become increasingly expensive and when budgets are tight, the season ticket is often one of the first things people have to sacrifice.

  • bradfordcity
    Article: Aug 22, 2014

    David Ward MP has today warmly welcomed the announcement that a Liberal Democrat government would allow football clubs in the top divisions to introduce safe standing areas into their grounds.

    Under manifesto plans announced today, football clubs would be allowed to work with their supporters to introduce standing areas.

  • David Ward MP at the Gaza protest 09/08/2014
    Article: Aug 21, 2014

    In situations like the conflict in Gaza, which polarises opinion almost straight away, it can be hard to find our moral compass, which is why it can be useful to listen to learned and respected independent people.

    In an exclusive article for Haaretz, Archbishop Desmond Tutu discusses why he is calling for a global boycott of Israel and urges Israelis and Palestinians to look beyond their leaders for a sustainable solution to the crisis in the Holy Land http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/1.610687.

  • Eccleshill Treatment Centre
    Article: Aug 20, 2014

    Message from Bradford's Clinical Commissioning Groups

    A range of new direct access NHS diagnostics services based at Eccleshill Treatment Centre and other sites throughout Bradford have been announced by the local clinical commissioning group (CCG).

    This follows a re-procurement process to deliver the best outcomes and choices for local people after the previous provider's (Care UK) contract to provide services at Eccleshill ended in July.

  • Article: Aug 15, 2014

    A letter send to the Telegraph and Argus from David Ward MP

    Dear Editor,

    At a National Citizenship Scheme event I recentlt attended, I asked a group of Secondary pupils, who soon may be considering going to University, how many knew that they would not have to pay anything for tuition fees whilst they were studying at University.

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