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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.

**** Important Notice ****

This Parliament is has now ended for the General Election.

Once this Parliament ends, I will cease to be Member of Parliament until the result of the General Election is declared.

My office is now open with new opening times. During the election period I will no longer be an MP and will be much more limited in the kind of cases that I am able to help people with. These new opening hours will be:

Tuesday: 10-11

Wednesday: 10-11

Thursday: 10-11

Friday: 10 - 11

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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The 2010 General Election

Local & National Campaign Updates

  • Mental Health
    Article: Mar 31, 2015

    The Liberal Democrats would spend £3.5bn more on mental health care in England over the next parliament.

    The money would be spent on revolutionising children's and adult mental health care including:

    • £250m over five years for pregnant women and mums dealing with depression. This would include eight new mother and baby units providing inpatient care for pregnant women and new mums and 40 new community services helping new mums adjust to life at home with a new born.
    • New waiting time standards for people in crisis and for conditions like bipolar disorder so that those who are ill know how long they have to wait.
    • Hundreds of thousands more people will get access to talking therapies for anxiety and depression.
  • Battle Bus Lib Dems
    Article: Mar 30, 2015

    Nick Clegg has launched the Liberal Democrats General Election campaign, as the Lib Dems' yellow "Battle Bus" is revealed for the first time.

    At a campaign rally with activists, Nick launched the party's election battle bus, before heading to Oxford West and Abingdon for a day of door knocking and delivery.

  • Nick Clegg Canvassing canvass
    Article: Mar 29, 2015

    As we enter the General Election campaign this weekend, Liberal Democrats are poised to knock on the one millionth door since the start of the year.

    Across the country our activists have ventured out in all weathers and have so far knocked on 960,000 doors since January 1.

    With the campaign stepping up another gears, we are expecting another 40,000 doors to be opened this weekend.

  • Liberal Democrat Logo - Libby
    Article: Mar 27, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Business Secretary Vince Cable today reached an agreement with the Trades Union Congress to begin work towards enabling trades unions to ballot their members electronically.

    A small expert task force will be established to consider how best to implement e-balloting in keeping with current legislation.

  • renewable energy wind turbine double by 2020
    Article: Mar 27, 2015

    The UK's greenhouse gas emissions dropped by 8.4 per cent in 2014, thanks in part to the increasing use of renewable energy sources.

    Wind, solar, bioenergy and hydropower technologies generated 19 per cent of the UK's electricity last year, a record high for the use of clean energy.

    This shift away from burning coal contributed to a 15 per cent reduction in the emissions produced by the power sector.

  • Liberal Democrat Logo - Libby
    Article: Mar 26, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is launching a new charter to kick the mental health stigma out of sport.

    Nick is being joined by a network of major sports organisations in blowing the whistle on mental health discrimination in sport.

    For the first time ever a group of organisations including the Rugby Football Union, the England and Wales Cricket Board and the Football Association will sign a charter committing to removing the stigma and prejudice around mental health from the pitch to the playground.

  • Labour and Tories look left - look right - Liberal Democrats in Centre
    Article: Mar 26, 2015

    A new poster unveiled by the Liberal Democrats shows that a Labour or Conservative government would lurch economic policy dangerously to the left or the right.

    The poster highlights the crossroads facing the British public at the General Election and points to the dangers of leaving Ed Balls or George Osborne in charge of the nation's finances.

  • David Ward MP and Student Committee Members from the Greenway Youth Club
    Article: Mar 24, 2015

    Students from the Greenway Youth Club have visited David Ward MP in Parliament to raise with him their concerns about the threat to their youth club at the Duke of Edinburgh Award Centre in Undercliffe.

    On Tuesday 24th March, Bradford East MP, David Ward received a visit in Parliament from student Committee Members from the Greenway Youth Club.The students received a short tour of the Houses of Parliament and met up with David to ask questions about his life as an MP.

  • Cut less than tories borrow less then Labour - economy Lib Dems
    Article: Mar 24, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander has said that Labour have no credibility on the economy.

    Responding to Ed Balls' announcement that he would rule out an increase in VAT, Danny said:

    "Labour have no credibility on the economy. Ed Balls might be ruling out a rise in VAT but he can't rule out a rise in National Insurance and already plans to hike Corporation Tax.

  • Pupil Premium - Bradford East
    Article: Mar 23, 2015

    New evidence shows that the gap between rich and poor children in schools is narrowing thanks to the Pupil Premium delivered by Liberal Democrats in government.

    The Pupil Premium provides schools with their share of £2.5bn a year to support the most disadvantaged pupils.

    Liberal Democrats believe that a child's success at school and future aspirations should not be determined by their parents' wealth.

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