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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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  • International Aid - Africa
    Article: Nov 21, 2014

    Liberal Democrat Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey has announced that the UK government will invest up to £720m in the Green Climate fund to help poorer countries adapt to climate change and go low-carbon.

    The UK joins other major economies including Japan, Germany, America and France in pledging financial support to help developing countries adapt to the adverse effects of climate change and to limit or reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  • David Ward MP speaking with carers and staff from Macmillan Cancer Care
    Article: Nov 21, 2014

    Bradford MP, David Ward has written to Nick Clegg, leader of the Liberal Democrat Party, to call for social care to be provided free of charge to people who are at the end of their lives.

    David was one of 14 Liberal Democrat MPs who signed the joint letter to the party leadership. In it they called for a commitment to supporting people at the very end of their lives so they can die in a place of their choosing. Data suggests that 79% of people want to die at home, but only 21% of people are able to. Free social care is fundamental to supporting people who are at the end of life to die in the place of their choosing.

  • David Ward and recognition of Palestine
    Article: Nov 20, 2014

    Please read statement by the Liberal Democrats friends of Palestine on criticism that I have received regarding a recent Tweet.

    Very often, denouncements of the conduct of the State of Israel are equated with Anti-Semitism when this is simply not the case. In response to the attacks in Jerusalem yesterday, David Ward was very clear in both his condemnation of the "sickening madness" of the attack itself, whilst also condemning the "failure of the international community to deal with Israel".

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    Article: Nov 20, 2014

    Have your say on Government consultations (Open/Closed/Outcomes) which have been released between Thursday 13th November - Thursday 20th November.

    Government consultations (Open/Closed/Outcomes) - Week commencing: Thursday 13th November.

    Net fishery attendance byelaw: Yorkshire and the North East coast

  • Equal Pay women lib dems
    Article: Nov 19, 2014

    The pay gap between men and women has fallen to a record low, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

    In April, the difference in pay between men and women stood at 9.4 per cent, compared with 10 per cent the previous year.

    When records began in 1997, the pay gap was 17.4 per cent, the ONS said.

  • Family
    Article: Nov 19, 2014

    Liberal Democrat leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is calling on businesses to revolutionise what they are doing to support family friendly working.

    Nick's call for action follows the results of a survey by Mumsnet which reveals that 39 per cent of dads have had to use their paid annual leave just to take time off after the birth of a child.

  • Baroness Warsi
    Article: Nov 19, 2014

    Please take a moment to read an article by he Rt Hon Baroness Warsi posted online in the Huffington Post on Tuesday 18th November.

    Never Forget: In Israel and Palestine, Violence Breeds Violence

    For weeks now, tensions have been rising in Jerusalem, simmering since the kidnap and brutal murder of three Jewish teenagers in the occupied West Bank in June, the barbaric setting alight of a Palestinian teenager in the following month, and the bloody conflict in Gaza in July and August which left more than 2,000 Palestinians dead, including some 500 children.

  • Inflation falling
    Article: Nov 18, 2014

    Inflation figures released today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) provide further evidence that the economy is recovering.

    In October, UK inflation rose to 1.3 per cent, up from 1.2 per cent the previous month.

    Commenting on the figures, Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander said:

  • Keep Me Posted campaign
    Article: Nov 18, 2014

    A digital divide equivalent to £440 a year for consumers has been unveiled by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR).

    Research by the CEBR reveals that households that do not use the internet pay, on average, £440 more a year for goods and services.

    • Households who do not use the internet pay an average of £440 more a year for their goods and services, equivalent to 4.4 per cent of their average household income.

  • Fair Pension Plans
    Article: Nov 18, 2014

    With just over 500 days to go, Liberal Democrat Pensions Minister Steve Webb has launched a public information campaign to help people understand the historic reforms which will introduce a flat-rate State Pension.

    The Liberal Democrats have made sure that the Government gives today's pensioners a fair deal, while protecting tomorrow's pensioners too by making it easier to save for retirement.

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