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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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  • David Ward MP having milk at break time with the children
    Article: Oct 23, 2014

    Nurseries, childminders and other early years providers in Bradford are set for a £760,000 cash injection to help around 2,600 three and four-year-olds from disadvantaged families.

    Children from low income families have often fallen behind more well off classmates before they even start school.​

    But from April 2015, the Early Years Pupil Premium - which has been backed by groups like Barnados, 4Children and the Child Poverty Action Group - ​will mean extra money for 2,600 disadvantaged children in Bradford to make sure every child gets a fair start in life.

  • Liberal Democrat Logo - Libby
    Article: Oct 23, 2014
      1. Have your say on Government consultations (Open/Closed/Outcomes) which have been released between Thursday 16th October - Thursday 23rd October.
    1. Early years pupil premium and funding for 2-year-olds
    • 23 October 2014
    • DfE
    • Consultation outcome
    1. Performance descriptors: key stages 1 and 2
    • 23 October 2014
    • DfE
    • Open consultation
  • David Ward in Parliament 2
    Article: Oct 22, 2014

    Liberal Democrats support the right of recall and I'm pleased the Coalition Government ensured that this year's Queen's Speech contained measures to get it into law. For too long, voters have not had any way to hold to account the small number of MPs that bring the good name of other MPs into disrepute. At the moment, those MPs could stay in their seat until the General Election. I think that is wrong.

  • Free Schools
    Article: Oct 22, 2014

    Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg launched the Workload Challenge and invited teachers from across the country to have their say on the causes of unnecessary workload.

    Nick recently said that many teachers had been left feeling "browbeaten" and undervalued. He also expressed concern for the rising workloads face by teachers.

  • School girls from the Jerash-Gaza refugee camp attending a class in one of the buildings funded by the EU at the Girls school of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency in Jerash- North of Amman - Jordan (EU/ENPI INFO CENTRE)
    Article: Oct 22, 2014

    At a UNHCR conference in Sharjah, UAE on October 16, Liberal Democrat International Development Minister Lynne Featherstone gave a speech entitled Investing in the Future: Protecting Refugee Children and Adolescents in the Middle East and North Africa.

    In her speech, Lynne focussed on ensuring adequate protection for refugee girls, who are particularly vulnerable to sexual violence.

  • 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.

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