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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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  • NHS
    Article: Nov 28, 2014

    Bradford MP, David Ward today visited the much valued Step Forward Centre in Lynfield Mount to get a better understanding of the facilities that support local Bradfordians who experience periods of mental ill health.

    The Step Forward Centre at Lynfield Mount Hospital offers specialised rehabilitation services to help Bradfordians if they are experiencing problems with mental ill health. This is done by promoting techniques that will help patient's recovery, improve social functioning and enable patients to be rehabilitated back into the local community.

  • Elderly social care
    Article: Nov 28, 2014

    To mark Carers Rights Day, Liberal Democrats are urging people who care for ill or disabled loved ones to find out about the financial and practical support they are entitled to.

    Across the UK there are around 6.5m unpaid carers looking after family, friends and neighbours.

    These unsung heroes save the country an estimated £119bn a year, which is why Liberal Democrats want to give something back to those who dedicate their time to care for another person.

  • Big Green Bike Ride
    Article: Nov 28, 2014

    Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has unveiled the biggest single investment in cycling.

    The funding worth £214m is designed to make it easier and safer to get on your bike in the UK.

    In July Nick said he wanted to see the number of journeys made by bike more than doubled by 2020. Hosting a cycling summit in Bristol, Nick discussed how this will be made possible by the new funding made available.

  • David Ward supporting NSPCC Flaw in the Law Camapign child abuse
    Article: Nov 28, 2014

    Bradford MP, David Ward, is lending his support to an NSPCC campaign to make it a crime for an adult to send a sexual message to a child.

    David Ward is backing the charity's Flaw in the Law campaign, which is calling on the Government to introduce a new offence so that it is always illegal for an adult to intentionally send a sexual message to a child. The campaign is seeking an amendment to the Serious Crime Bill, which is soon due to receive its Second Reading in the Commons.

  • Empty homes in Bradford
    Article: Nov 27, 2014

    Nick Clegg has announced plans to see abandoned buildings brought back to life in a renewed effort to tackle a chronic problem where vast sites in Northern cities become empty and unused for long periods of time, making areas look blighted.

    Nick wants to help match-make entrepreneurs and community groups with local authorities and land-owners to find temporary uses for vacant buildings and land rather than let those sites go to waste.

  • consultation
    Article: Nov 27, 2014

    Have your say on Government consultations (Open/Closed/Outcomes) which have been released between Thursday 20th November - Thursday 27th November.

    Government consultations (Open/Closed/Outcomes) - Week commencing: Thursday 20th November.

    Corporate directors: exceptions to prohibition

    • 27 November 2014
    • BIS
    • Consultation
    Article: Nov 26, 2014

    Please read article today from my friend Rt Hon Simon Hughes MP, Minister of State in the Ministry of Justice

    The rise of the so-called Islamic State in Syria and Iraq is one of the most serious and dangerous issues we have had to face since we came into Government. Whatever we call this organisation - IS, ISIL or Da'ish - we can't ignore their brutal activity. The graphic and disturbing images of violence coming from Syria and Iraq show the barbaric way this extremist group has perverted the Muslim faith.

  • David Ward Scope name change
    Article: Nov 26, 2014

    David Ward MP attended a parliamentary event to mark the twenty year anniversary of charity Scope changing its name from The Spastics Society.

    David was joined by assembled Ministers for Disabled People from this important period, including Rt. Hon William Hague MP and Mark Harper MP, the current Minister, to celebrate this important milestone in the organisation's history.

  • Mental Health Matters
    Article: Nov 26, 2014

    Deputy Prime Minister and Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg announced that he will be establishing and chairing a new Mental Health Taskforce, which will include Cabinet Ministers from across the coalition.

    The Liberal Democrats have been campaigning on mental health issues for many years, with a focus on bringing treatment for mental health problems in line with physical health and ending years of discrimination.

  • E-Cigs
    Article: Nov 25, 2014

    Bradford MP, David Ward is backing a new Parliamentary Group on E-cigarettes which will be set up to debate issues around the use and production of E-cigarettes.

    David is supporting the setting up of a new cross party group in Parliament which will look into issues surrounding E-cigarettes and the ways that they might be used in order to increase public health by encouraging people to use less harmful forms of smoking.

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