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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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David Ward, Bradford's Campaigning MP

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  • 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.

  • Tax
    Article: Aug 14, 2014

    A Liberal Democrat government will make further cuts in Income Tax and reduce National Insurance for millions of workers under manifesto plans announced today.

    The party plans to raise the personal allowance to at least £12,500 by the end of next Parliament.

    This move would cut income tax for 30m workers and be worth £400 per year to a typical basic rate taxpayer.

  • jobs lib dem
    Article: Aug 13, 2014

    Bradford MP, David Ward, has today warmly welcomed the release of July's official unemployment statistics for his Bradford East constituency, which shows that unemployment has fallen by 1,270 people in a year, the lowest level since August 2010.

    July's Job Seekers Allowance figures in David Ward's constituency of Bradford East totalled 4,229 people.The number of claimants was 1,270 lower than in July 2013 and 56 lower than the previous month (June 2014). June's figures represent a rate of 8.6% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, which is the 8th highest out of the UK's 650 Parliamentary constituencies.

  • Opinion poll: Aug 12, 2014
    Votes for 16 & 17 year old's, what do you think?
  • David Ward MP at the Gaza protest 09/08/2014
    Article: Aug 12, 2014

    Tens of thousands of us took part in the march in London last Saturday to show our support for the Palestinians who have suffered so much in the recent Israeli attack on Gaza. It was a great occasion as the loud and good natured parade made its way from outside the BBC Centre to Hyde Park to hear speeches and contribute to a powerful showing of solidarity with all Palestinians who are desperate after years of illegal occupation.

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    Page: Aug 6, 2014

    Get on the Bus

    The 'Get on the Bus' project is held every summer by David Ward MP. David and the team take his office out into neighborhoods on a bus giving people a chance to meet and talk to David down their streets.

    The project focuses on talking to young people who are often disengaged from the political process. David and the team will be asking younger people what are the issues that affect their lives and offering to register them to vote in time for next years General Election.

    Across Britain only 44% of young people voted in the last General Election. In Bradford East as many as 5000 young people are not registered to vote. Last year the Get on the bus project register 300 young people

    If you are about when the bus is in your neighborhood pop down and talk to David Ward and the Lib Dem Team.

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    Article: Aug 5, 2014

    At a recent meeting in Westminster I said that I could not see why the peace negotiations that at that time were still on-going, would be taken seriously by the Israeli Government. Why should Israel want peace when, in terms of its ever increasing occupation of Palestinian land, it was quite clearly winning.I unreservedly condemn the use of military action by both sides in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But how do we arrive at peace in a non-violent way?

  • immigration
    Article: Aug 1, 2014

    Bradford MP, David Ward has written to the Home Secretary regarding the backlog of family visa applications in his constituency following the decision by the Court of Appeal sanctioning the Government's income threshold for family visas.

    The visa applications of a significant number of families in David's Bradford East constituency (there are 4,000 nationally) have been on hold since 5th July last year whilst the Court of Appeal ruled on the legality of a new Home Office minimum income threshold of £18,600 for sponsoring a foreign spouse.

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