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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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  • 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

  • David Ward MP helps fight Malaria on World Health Day
    Article: Apr 10, 2014

    To mark World Health Day, David Ward, Liberal Democrat MP for Bradford East, got involved in Getting Malaria? This experiential event inspired, engaged and thanked supporters of all political parties for backing UK action to fight malaria.

    It gave David Ward an opportunity to find out more about the transformational difference being made to millions of people around the world thanks to UK leadership and increased global action to save lives from malaria, one of the world's most deadly yet preventable diseases.

  • Burma Campaign UK
    Article: Apr 8, 2014

    David Ward, MP for Bradford East, has raised concerns that the Government is not doing enough to condemn human rights abuses on the Rohingya people in Burma following the publishing of a Government report entitled 'UK Activities in Burma: April 2014.'

    The Government's report summarises the UK's recent activities in Burma and was accompanied by a Written Ministerial Statement from the Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Hugo Swire MP. In his statement the Minister states that 'The UK remains determined to play its part in Burma's transition, to the benefit of all Burma's people, its neighbours, and the wider international community.'

  • David Ward MP pledges support to UpRising Campaign on Voter Engagement with Young People
    Article: Apr 3, 2014

    Bradford East MP, David Ward has pledged his support for My Voice, My Vote a new, independent all-party campaign to support young first time voters to take social action in their community as a way to encourage their involvement in the democratic process.

    My Voice, My Vote is a programme of UpRising, a new charity that has Prime Minister David Cameron, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Leader of the Opposition Ed Miliband as its three founding Patrons.

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    Article: Apr 3, 2014

    £10,000 Tax Allowance Kicks In

    This April the Lib Dems delivered on their promise to make sure that no one pays any income tax on the first £10,000 of their income, giving 26 million people a £705 tax cut and taking 3 million people out of income tax altogether. The 2014 Budget announced that the personal allowance will rise to £10,500 in 2015, taking the Lib Dems' total tax cut up to £800 since 2010. Lib Dem Treasury Minister Danny Alexander said: "The Lib Dems have fought to cut taxes right from the start of the coalition, and I'm proud we've not only achieved that, but been able to go even further." Link to more info

The full programme of Liberal Democrat achievements in Government can be found here.