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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.

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  • AA Premium Index - Average Motor Insurance 1994 - 2014
    Article: Jul 31, 2014

    Bradford MP, David Ward, has warmly welcomed the latest news from the AA which shows that car insurance premiums are continuing to tumble, falling 19.3% over the last 12 months - the biggest ever recorded decrease by the AA Car Insurance Premium Index in its 20 year history.

    The latest Quarter 2 2014 figures from the AA British Insurance Premium Index shows that the average quoted Shoparound premium for an annual comprehensive car insurance policy fell by 6.1% to £504.29, wiping more than £30 off the average price quoted for a new insurance policy in only three months.

  • David Ward in Gaza
    Article: Jul 29, 2014

    Bradford MP, David Ward's Petition calling on the Government to take strong action against the Israeli Government has quickly passed 23,000 signatures, showing the strength of feeling across the country against the continued killing of women and children in Gaza.

    Launched on Thursday 24th July, David's Palestine Petition has in only 5 days accumulated 23,000 signatures. This is by far the largest petition organised by David Ward with 95% of signatories coming from the UK.

  • David Ward Mp at Randisi Textiles Recycling LTD
    Article: Jul 28, 2014

    Bradford MP, David Ward has organised a meeting with well-known textile companies to discuss increasing public awareness of the importance that the textile industry still makes to the regional economy and to encourage further investment in this, once again, thriving industry.

    Taking place at Wool House in David's Bradford East constituency, home to the British Wool Marketing Board, many of the most successful textile businesses will be attending including dyers, weavers, carpet makers and fashion houses. The meeting has been called by David in order to discuss what local stakeholders can do to champion the local textile industry and the feasibility of starting a local textiles forum.

  • Jammu & Kashmir Self-Determination Movement Logo
    Article: Jul 25, 2014

    Bradford MP, David Ward has successfully applied for a debate to be held in the House of Commons on the issue of Kashmir and human rights.

    David Ward applied to the House of Commons Backbench Business Committee for a debate in the House of Commons with support from David Nuttall MP (Labour) Andrew Stephenson MP (Conservative), in order to discuss a motion on the political and humanitarian situation in Kashmir.

  • Money Pension
    Article: Jul 25, 2014

    Liberal Democrats have helped to restore the UK economy to pre-crash levels, figures released today show.

    According to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the UK economy has grown by 0.8% over the last quarter, ensuring that the UK economy is now 0.2% ahead of its pre-crisis peak, which was reached in the first quarter of same level it had before the banking crisis in 2008.

  • Article: Jul 25, 2014

    Government consultations (Open/Closed/Outcomes) - Thursday 10th July - Thursday 24th July

    1. Review of the oil and gas fiscal regime: a call for evidence
    • 24 July 2014
    • HMT
    • Open consultation
    1. Future of vehicle registration and licensing services in Northern Ireland
    • 24 July 2014
    • DVLA
    • Consultation outcome
  • Article: Jul 24, 2014

    Everyone has seen over the past few weeks Israel's war on the people of Gaza. What is causing people increasing concern is the plight of ordinary people caught up in the middle of the conflict. 75% of the Palestinian casualties have been civilians and one in five of those who have died are children. One child has been killed in Gaza every hour for the past two days and at the present time there seems to be little hope of acceptable terms being agreed for a ceasefire.

  • Petition: Jul 24, 2014
  • Article: Jul 23, 2014

    A statement from David Ward:

    "I utterly condemn the violence on both sides in Israel and Gaza.

    "I condemn the actions of Hamas, and my comments were not in support of firing rockets into Israel. If they gave the opposite impression, I apologise.

    "However, while I defend the right of Israel to exist and defend itself, I will continue to speak out for the rights of the Palestinian people who are facing untold suffering. More must be done by the world community to end this humanitarian crisis and protect the families living in Gaza. I can understand their plight and desperation.

  • David Ward MP and Literacy Catch Up Club volunteers
    Article: Jul 22, 2014

    Bradford MP, David Ward has visited a Literacy Catch up Club to speak to students about his role as an MP, the democratic process and to present certificates to the sixth form volunteers and all the students.

    David Ward visited the Literacy Catch up Club held in St Augustine's Library on Otley Road, Bradford, giving the students the chance to meet their local MP and learn what he does in Parliament.

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