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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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  • jobs lib dem
    Article: Jul 16, 2014

    Bradford MP, David Ward, has today welcomed the release of June's official unemployment statistics for his Bradford East constituency, which shows that unemployment has fallen by 1,187 people in a year, the lowest level since December 2010.

    June's Job Seekers Allowance figures in David Ward's constituency of Bradford East totalled 4,285 people.The number of claimants was 1,187 lower than in June 2013 and 205 lower than the previous month (May 2014). June's figures represent a rate of 8.7% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64.

  • Nick Clegg Pupil Premium
    Article: Jul 16, 2014

    Hundreds of disadvantaged schoolchildren in Bradford are reaping the benefit of the Pupil Premium, Bradford MP, David Ward said today.

    Figures show that last year 35.6% of youngsters from poorer backgrounds in Bradford achieved five or more GCSEs at A* to C grade.

    This compares to 34.8% in 2012 as payments introduced by the Liberal Democrats in Government begin to have a greater impact.

  • David Ward and Jeanette Sunderland on platform with train in background
    Article: Jul 11, 2014

    Bradford MP, David Ward has received a response from the Government that they are yet to decide whether Bradford will be included in the new proposed trans-Pennine High Speed Rail line.

    In a written Parliamentary Question to the Department of Transport, David Ward asked for confirmation that Bradford would be included in the plans for any new trans-Pennine high speed rail link from Manchester to Hull, as proposed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer at a recent visit to the Museum of Science in Manchester on 23rd June.

  • Liberal Democrat Logo - Libby
    Article: Jul 10, 2014

    Given the announcement today about the need for emergency legislation in order to plug a cap in the Police's ability to collect intelligence, I thought it was important to dispel some anxieties over possible unnecessary breaches of civil liberties.

    Rather than reinvent the wheel, below is a fantastic piece by my Lib Dem colleague Julian Huppert MP, who has been working with the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg MP, to ensure that safeguards were installed into this legislation.

  • Article: Jul 10, 2014

    Government consultations (Open/Closed/Outcomes) between Thursday 26th June to Thursday 10th July:

    1. Fast track examination of trade marks

    • 10 July 2014
    • BIS and IPO
    • Consultation outcome
    1. 2. Legislative Reform Order: Changes to entertainment licensing
    • 9 July 2014
    • DCMS
    • Consultation outcome
    1. 3. Reforming the water abstraction management system: making the most of every drop
  • David Ward MP Supports Royal Mail's Dog Awareness Session in Westminster
    Article: Jul 9, 2014

    David Ward MP for Bradford East attended a drop-in session at Westminster, supported by Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and Dogs Trust, with Royal Mail Group Director of Safety, Health, Wellbeing and Sustainability, Shaun Davis. Around 70 MPs attended and the session provided them with advice on how to react around dogs when out in their local areas.

  • David Ward MP Supporting Guide Dogs Talking Buses Campaign
    Article: Jul 9, 2014

    Bradford MP, David Ward showed his support for a campaign led by the charity Guide Dogs' to make travelling by bus easier for people with sight loss by introducing talking buses.

    The MP for Bradford East went to a reception at the Houses of Parliament in support of Guide Dogs' campaign to make sure all new buses have audio visual (AV) next stop announcements, which are vital for blind and partially sighted bus travellers.

  • Article: Jul 9, 2014

    Message from David Ward MP

    Like most reasonable people, I was shocked and saddened to learn of the abduction of the three Israeli boys and joined MP's from across the House of Commons in condemning such actions by signing an Early Day Motion http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2014-15/148 last month.

    Deaths of innocent people on both sides of the conflict are completely unacceptable and to me, just demonstrates the need to find a lasting peace. I spoke on this subject in the House of Commons last week (1st July) and you can see what I said by clicking on this link http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmhansrd/cm140701/debtext/140701-0001.htm#14070151000033

  • Liberal Democrat Logo - Libby
    Article: Jul 7, 2014

    The Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership today agreed an historic Growth Deal with the Government which will see £572.8million invested in Bradford and across the Leeds City Region

    £72.8million has been confirmed in the first year, and as part of the Government's on-going commitment to the Leeds City Region LEP it has provided an indicative award of a further £500million of funding from 2016/17 onwards.

  • Palu Burstow MP & David Ward MP showing their support for the Bradford Cares campaign
    Article: Jul 7, 2014

    Over 8,600 Carers in Bradford will receive a bonus worth up to £250-a-year under a Liberal Democrat government, it has been announced.

    The no strings attached Carer's Bonus will help more than one million people who look after disabled loved-ones.

    The annual payment will help full-time carers get a bit of extra help and recognises the invaluable contribution they make to society.

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