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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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  • 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: Sep 15, 2014

    Liberal Democrats are one step closer to enshrining the UK aid target in law after winning a crucial vote in the House of Commons today

    In government Liberal Democrats made sure the UK met the UN's international aid target of 0.7%.

    As the only country in the G7 to meet the target, Liberal Democrat Michael Moore MP tabled a Private Member's Bill to enshrine in law our commitment to meeting that target year after year.

  • Wear it Pink - Breat Cancer Campaign
    Article: Sep 15, 2014

    Bradford MP, David Ward joins the fight against breast cancer by wearing pink in Parliament.

    David Ward, MP for Bradford East has joined the fight against breast cancer by taking part in Breast Cancer Campaign's flagship fundraiser, wear it pink day.

    The theme of wear it pink this year is to 'look good, do good' in support of breast cancer research. On Friday 24 October people across the country will come together to find fun and stylish ways to wear pink in the office, at home or at school. Donations raised by this year's fashion inspired event will go to Breast Cancer Campaign to fund lifesaving breast cancer research.

  • Schools
    Article: Sep 12, 2014

    David Ward, MP for Bradford East, has written to the Secretary of State for Education and tabled two Parliamentary Motions, calling for an independent public inquiry into conduct at the Kings Free Schools and Academies Trust.

    Since October 2013 when Newsnight first reported allegations of fraud at the Kings Science Academy in Bradford, questions have remained unanswered as to the identity of the Chair of the Governing Body in the early days of the schools operation when the fraud is thought to have taken place.

  • Article: Sep 12, 2014

    Have your say on government consultations (Open/Closed/Outcomes) which have been released between Thursday 4th September - Thursday 11th September.

    1. New regulations for how NHS auditor panels work
    • 10 September 2014
    • DH
    • Open consultation
    1. Right to Move: consultation
    • 10 September 2014
    • DCLG
    • Open consultation
  • Kashmir
    Article: Sep 12, 2014

    On Thursday 11th September, David Ward MP sponsored a three hour Westminster Hall debate in the House of Commons on the issue of the political and humanitarian situation in Kashmir.

    This was an opportunity for the Members of the House of Commons to comprehensively debate a range of issues that effect the region of Kashmir, for the first time in over 15 years.

  • Map of Kashmir
    Article: Sep 11, 2014

    David Ward, MP for Bradford East, will today be joined by Parliamentarians from all main political parties in order to discuss the political and humanitarian situation in Kashmir.

    Following a national petition signed by thousands of people across the country, David Ward successfully applied to the House of Commons Backbench Business Committee for a Parliamentary debate with support from David Nuttall MP and Andrew Stephenson MP, in order to discuss the political and humanitarian situation in Kashmir.

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

    On Thursday 18 September, Scottish voters will go to the polls to decide whether Scotland should remain part of the UK or become an independent country.

    Liberal Democrats across the UK are campaigning to keep Scotland part of our family of nations because together we are stronger, safer and more prosperous.

  • Tax
    Article: Sep 9, 2014

    David Ward, MP for Bradford East, has welcomed the Government's announcement that they will be introducing Sharia compliant student loans enabling more Muslim students to go to University.

    The Department of Business, Innovation and Skills has responded to the results of a consultation that they carried out earlier this year into the feasibility and demand of proposals to introduce a Sharia compliant form of student financing.

  • Liberal Democrat Logo - Libby
    Article: Sep 9, 2014

    Liberal Democrats have today unveiled the party's pre-manifesto, which sets out out the vision for Britain in the next Parliament

    The policies in the pre-manifesto, which has spreading opportunity for the next generation at its heart, will be debated and voted on by our members at the upcoming Party Conference in Glasgow.

  • Liberal Democrat Logo - Libby
    Article: Sep 8, 2014

    All 16-21 year olds in England will get a 66% discount on bus travel under plans unveiled by the Liberal Democrats.

    The proposal, which forms part of the pre-manifesto launched today, would see all 16-21 year olds would be given a Young Person's Bus Pass. It would help young people with the cost of travel by offering a minimum two thirds discount on bus travel in England. Bus companies would then be able to add their own discounts on top of that.

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