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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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  • Why are you IN?
    Article: Apr 24, 2014

    Today, Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg launched the Liberal Democrats' 2014 European election campaign. The launch took place in Colchester at a rally with activists and supporters, followed by a public town hall-style Q&A session hosted by Heart FM.

    Speaking at the launch event, Nick Clegg said:

  • Free Schools
    Article: Apr 24, 2014

    Bradford MP, David Ward, helped open the Purple Patch Academy, a new after school club based at the Shapla Community Resource Centre in Manningham.

    For several years there has been concerns from local working families about the lack of local childcare provision which is affordable and meets both parents and children's needs. The local Manningham area around the Academy is the 5th most disadvantaged ward in the country so a new facility locally will help increase children's skills as well as enhancing the provision of services for local people.

  • NHS Logo
    Article: Apr 24, 2014

    Following a meeting with Care UK and Bradford Districts Clinical Commissioning Group, Bradford MP, David Ward, has received reassurances and a commitment that vital diagnostic services will continue to be provided to his constituents locally and that other services will continue to be provided at the Eccleshill Treatment Centre.

  • David Ward MP & Barclays Apprentices
    Article: Apr 23, 2014

    Bradford MP, David Ward, has visited the Market Street Branch of Barclays in Bradford to meet Apprentices and to learn more about the Barclays Apprenticeship Programme, offering 2,000 places across the UK for young people to build a career in banking by 2015.

    David met up with Claire Acornley, Branch Manager at the Barclays Market Street Branch, and two apprentices Lauren Baker and Chloe Dodgson, to listen about their experiences of being an Apprentice and to learn more about the Barclays Apprenticeship Programme.

  • energy bills
    Article: Apr 16, 2014

    Bradford MP, David Ward, has been praised by both residents of the Parkside Estate and the Energy Secretary for his efforts in sorting out the shoddy energy works to people's homes and making sure that contractors finished all works appropriately and to residents satisfaction.

    Following hundreds of complaints by local residents to David Ward MP about the quality of external wall insulation works (cladding) on the Parkside Estate in Bradford, undertaken under the Government's Energy Companies Obligation, David worked successfully with Ofgem and two additional energy installers Everwarm and Cornerstone, to ensure that all affected homes were identified and all necessary remedial works were completed as soon as practicably possible.

  • jobs lib dem
    Article: Apr 16, 2014

    Bradford MP, David Ward, has today welcomed the release of March's official unemployment statistics for his Bradford East constituency, which builds on the steady fall over the past year with Job Seekers Allowance claimants at its lowest in almost 3 three years and almost a thousand lower than the high in March 2013.

  • NHS
    Article: Apr 15, 2014

    David Ward, MP for Bradford East, has arranged a joint meeting with representatives from the Bradford Districts Clinical Commissioning Group and Care UK in order to discuss the provision of services at the Eccleshill Treatment Centre.

    Following a formal tendering process for the continuation of a range of healthcare services at Eccleshill Treatment Centre, the Bradford Districts Clinical Commissiong Group (CCG) decided that no received bids were acceptable and that the contract for the diagnostic and treatment centre, currently held by Care UK would end when it is due to expire in July 2014.

  • Money Pension
    Article: Apr 14, 2014

    David Ward, MP for Bradford East, has welcomed the Government's announcement that they are currently consulting on the proposals for an alternative student finance product to ensure that all young students will have the opportunity to go to University.

    The Department of Business and Skills are currently consulting on the feasibility and demand of their proposals to introduce a Sharia compliant form of student financing. Since 2011, the Government has been working with experts in Sharia-compliant finance to develop a model alternative student finance product based on the principles of Islamic finance, which would be compliant with Sharia law and has identical repayments to the conventional student loan system.

  • David Ward MP and Apprentice
    Article: Apr 10, 2014

    David Ward, MP for Bradford East, has today welcomed the Government's announcement that they will be encouraging schools to create better links with local businesses, successful entrepreneurs and alumni in new guidance on careers advice issued this week to schools and colleges.

    The Department of Education has issued new non-statutory guidance to all secondary schools and colleges setting out a clear framework for the provision of careers advice and guidance, giving schools clarity on the required approach to ensure that expectations are set high, ensuring that all young people can access the right support they need to understand and navigate an ambitious range of career options.

  • Article: Apr 10, 2014

    Below are a selection of tweets and articles that highlight what David has been up to in Westminster for week commencing 7th April

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