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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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The 2010 General Election

Local & National Campaign Updates

  • Daddy and Baby
    Article: Oct 21, 2014

    During his speech, Nick will set out Government measures which will provide modern and engaging work places, and make it easier for public sector workers to balance their home and work lives.

    Last year, the Liberal Democrats announced shared parental leave, which will take effect in April next year.

    Nick Clegg will now announce that dads in the civil service who choose to share parental leave with their partner will get the same entitlements to full paternity pay just like mums currently get to full maternity pay.

  • David Ward MP & Christian Aid’s Hunger for Justice campaign
    Article: Oct 16, 2014

    Bradford MP, David Ward, met Christian Aid partners from the Philippines and Bolivia, to hear first-hand what it is like to live with the reality of climate change and how it is affecting the world's poor most acutely.

    David Ward MP met Voltaire Alferez, who runs a group of organisations campaigning on climate change in the Philippines, and Elizabeth Peredo, Director of Fundación Solón which campaigns on climate change in Bolivia. The meetings were part of Christian Aid's Hunger for Justice weekend, which will see hundreds of events around the country aimed at raising awareness of the need for action to tackle climate change.

  • Article: Oct 16, 2014

    Have your say on Government consultations (Open/Closed/Outcomes) which have been released between Thursday 9th October - Thursday 16th October.

    1. Management of overseas origin nuclear fuels held in the UK
    • 16 October 2014
    • DECC
    • Consultation outcome
    1. Strategy for the management of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) waste in the United Kingdom
  • Unemployment Lib Dems
    Article: Oct 15, 2014

    Unemployment in Bradford East has fallen by 222 people, building on the continuing fall in unemployment to a level below that when Labour left Government in May 2010.

    Bradford East MP, David Ward, has today warmly welcomed the release of September's official unemployment statistics for his constituency, which shows that those claiming job seekers allowance has fallen by 222 people since August 2014 and tumbled 1,307 people in a year to 3,887, falling further below the pre-general election figure of 4,130 in May 2010.

  • A Single, Simple and Decent Pension
    Article: Oct 15, 2014

    The basic state pensions will rise by at least £2.85 a week thanks to the Liberal Democrats triple lock pension guarantee. It means 69,392 pensioners in Bradford will benefit from an increase in their state pension.

    This rise will bring the level of the state pension to at least £115.95 and will benefit millions of pensioners across the UK. This is £18.30 more, each week, than in 2010 when the Liberal Democrats entered coalition. This means pensioners on the full basic state pension are £950 a year better off than they were under Labour.

  • David Ward MP in Parliament
    Article: Oct 15, 2014

    The Prime Minister, Rt. Hon David Cameron MP, has refused to allow the Government to immediately recognise the State of Palestine, ignoring the will of Parliament which voted decisively to recognise the Palestinian State earlier in the week.

    At the weekly Prime Minister's Question Time, David Ward, Member of Parliament for Bradford East, asked the Prime Minister whether he will be following the House of Commons example and recognise the Palestinian State.

  • Recognition of Palestine
    Article: Oct 14, 2014

    Message from David Ward, Member of Parliament for Bradford East

    Late last night, I joined MPs from all sides of the House of Commons to vote for the UK Government to immediately recognise Palestine as a sovereign state.

    I'm very pleased to say that MPs chose to recognise the state of Palestine by 274 votes for recognition to only 12 votes against recognition. I'm particularly pleased to say that almost all Lib Dems that aren't Ministers voted for Palestinian recognition.

  • David Ward and recognition of Palestine
    Article: Oct 14, 2014

    As part of the House of Commons debate on recognition of the Palestinian State, Bradford's Lib Dem MP David Ward spoke passionately in support of recognition for the State of Palestine.

    You can watch David's speech on Parliament TV by clicking the link below are forwarding it to 4hrs 24minutes. To watch the debate from the start then please forward to 3hrs 10minutes.

  • Jo Swinson speaking in Parliament
    Article: Oct 14, 2014

    Liberal Democrats Women and Equalities Minister Jo Swinson has today launched of a package of guidance and activities promoting positive body image and challenging negative attitudes and actions that lead to low self-esteem.

    Taking Action on Body Image offers a workshop plan, teachers' notes and advice to help young people tackle low confidence and boost their self-esteem.

  • Revenge Porn
    Article: Oct 13, 2014

    Lib Dems in the House of Lords have moved one step closer to criminalising the sharing of revenge porn following the tabling of a new amendment to the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill.

    Revenge porn is sexually explicit media that is publicly shared without the consent of the pictured individual. In many circumstances, images are distributed by ex-partners to shame or embarrass the pictured individual.

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