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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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Tel: 01274 458010

Email: [email protected]

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460 Killinghall Road, Bradford, BD2 4SL

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  • Liberal Democrat Logo - Libby
    Article: Jan 31, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Justice minister Simon Hughes has highlighted the importance of proving more support to help rehabilite female prisoners.

    Work and educational opportunities are crucial to helping rehabilitate women offenders.

    Commenting, Simon said:

    "I'm not prepared to accept a situation where female offenders don't have the chance to turn their lives around and support themselves and their families.

  • Free Schools
    Article: Jan 30, 2015

    Bradford MP, David Ward, will be asking parents and guardians across primary and secondary schools in his Bradford East constituency about concerns they may have on schools places and the quality of education across Bradford.

    From Monday 2nd February, David Ward and his Team will be talking to parents at school gates across his Bradford East constituency to get a better idea of concerns that they may have regarding pressures on school places in the City and the quality of education in our primary and secondary schools.

  • Green Laws Forest Environment
    Article: Jan 30, 2015

    Liberal Democrats are celebrating the one millionth tree being planted this Parliament through the Big Tree Plant.

    The Big Tree Plant is the first government tree planting initiative since the 1970s. Liberal Democrats in government are proud to have delivered this project which will leave a living, lasting legacy in communities across England.

  • Green Laws Forest Environment
    Article: Jan 30, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg discusses his vision for a greener Britain and a sustainable economic future.

    The countdown has started. In 10 months time, the world will gather in Paris to agree a new legally binding global climate change agreement. It's no exaggeration to say our future, and that of our children, depends on its success.

    Of course, none of this is news to you. Yet, I believe it's a truth that bears repeating as often and widely as possible.

    The evidence of the global risk we face is clear, the science exhaustive and beyond doubt and, without a strong deal in Paris, the task ahead of us to reduce the world's emissions and tackle climate change will only become more difficult with every year that goes by.

    We are already running to catch up: the more we delay, the more the world's poorest countries are hardest hit of all. For them, denying climate change isn't an option. Its impact is all too plain to see on their doorstep, increasingly putting their families, homes and livelihoods at risk.

    For us too, as a country, going green isn't a luxury extra, but a necessary investment in our future.

    In the years ahead, the only sustainable growth will be green growth. It's a guarantee of jobs and prosperity for generations to come.

    It's a massive opportunity for Britain. We're a competitive place to invest, a great place to do business and have a skilled, flexible workforce.

    Most importantly, without that shift to low carbon, we put at risk the huge physical and psychological benefits, as well as the sheer joy, we gain from our natural environment. Once lost, it's gone forever.

    That's why, in government, Liberal Democrats have always fought for an approach that doesn't just look after today, but is also mindful of tomorrow; that doesn't just deal with the fiscal deficit we inherited, but also the imbalances in how we treat the environment around us.

    This includes reforming our electricity market to boost investment in low-carbon energy. Since 2010, we've more than doubled the share of electricity we generate from renewable sources - reaching nearly 15 per cent of the UK's electricity at the end of 2013.

    The UK is now a world leader in offshore wind, with more installed offshore wind capacity than any other country in the world. We're also strengthening our global lead in wave and tidal technology. According to the latest Bloomberg estimates, clean energy investment in our country rose by 3 per cent last year, to just over £10bn.

    To help each of us live our lives more sustainably, we've committed hundreds of millions pounds to drive forward green transport. This includes half a billion pounds to sharpen the UK's competitive edge in the development and use of electric vehicles, and I recently announced an unprecedented £214m investment to develop the UK's cycling networks.

    We're establishing a new generation of garden cities and all new homes will be zero carbon from 2016.

    We've created the Natural Capital Committee to help protect our natural wealth. And, step by step, we're preserving Britain's natural landscape: creating marine conservation zones; securing the future of our woodlands - England now has 10 per cent wood land cover, it's highest level in 600 years; and maintaining strong protections for the Green Belt, our National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

    We've secured extra funding for Kew Gardens, fought hard to ensure England's Coastal Path will be completed by 2020 and, to halt the blight of throwaway plastic bags, we're introducing our 5p charge.

    Critically, we've committed £3.87bn to the International Climate Fund to help developing countries protect their biodiversity and communities from the impacts of climate change also.

    But this is just the start. Whatever the result on May 7, we need a clear commitment from all of the main parties to achieve a landmark global deal in Paris and secure Britain's low carbon future.

    This isn't a job for the fainthearted. Climate Change has no respect for borders, job titles or the political divide. It demands leadership at a local, national and international level, and we all have a role to play - in politics, business and civil society.

    It's one of the central reasons why I believe the UK's continued membership of the EU is so important. If we're to safeguard the future for our children and their children, then we need to stand tall in the world.

    That starts with us leading in Europe, working with our partners to deliver an ambitious green agenda in Paris and beyond. Together, our voices are louder and stronger.

    So let's keep pushing across all political parties for a greener world, a better future for our children and an ambitious agreement in Paris.

  • consultation
    Article: Jan 29, 2015

    Make sure you have your say on Government consultations (Open/Closed/Outcomes) which have been released between Friday 23rd January and Wednesday 28th January.

    1. Building more homes on brownfield land

    o 28 January 2015

    o DCLG

    o Consultation

    2. Transparency in care: visible ratings for health and care providers

  • David Ward MP, Errol McKellar & Peter Jones from Prostate Cancer UK’s Men United Campaign
    Article: Jan 29, 2015

    Bradford MP, David Ward has pledged his support to Prostate Cancer UK's Men United campaign at a reception at the House of Commons.

    The new campaign, which starts on Thursday 29th January with a nationwide television campaign, aims to 'keep friendships alive' by encouraging men to see their mates more and do something great together to help beat prostate cancer. The campaign launch coincides with a recent YouGov survey1 of over 2,000 men, conducted on behalf of Prostate Cancer UK, which revealed that 84 per cent of men believe that spending time with their mates is good for their health and well-being.

  • National Voter Registration Day 2015
    Article: Jan 28, 2015

    To vote in the General and Local Elections on 7th May, you must be on the electoral register. Make sure you don't lose your vote by ensuring your details are up to date.

    If you're not sure if you are registered to vote then you should contact your local electoral registration office. To find your nearest office, click here.

  • jobs lib dem
    Article: Jan 28, 2015

    GDP figures released yesterday shows that Britain's economy is still growing thanks to the Liberal Democrats in Government.

    Quarterly growth of 0.5 per cent puts the UK in pole position to be the fastest growing economy in 2015.

    Liberal Democrats have anchored economic policy in the centre ground.

    In government we have driven through a host of Lib dem inspired measures including income tax cuts for millions of working people, cutting the deficit fairly, boosting apprenticeships and investing in regional and local projects to rebalance the economy.

  • Article: Jan 27, 2015

    Bradford MP, David Ward, marked today's Holocaust Memorial Day, by attending a service of remembrance at Bradford's City Hall.

    Tuesday 27th January marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the largest mass murder in history.

    The service in Bradford was a very inclusive event involving members of all faith groups with community representatives from the Gypsy Roma and LGBT communities.

  • General Election Poster - Don't let Britain take wrong turn
    Article: Jan 27, 2015

    To mark 100 days until polling day, Liberal Democrats have today (Tuesday 27 January) launching an election poster attacking both Labour and the Conservatives for wanting to veer off course and threatening economic recovery in Bradford and across Britain by either borrowing too much or cutting too much.

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