David Davis


Previous election result in 2019

Before the boundary change David Davis was the MP for the Haltemprice and Howden constituency.
Votes 31,045
Majority 20,329
Share of vote 62.4%


David Davis was born on December 21, 1948 in York, Yorkshire, England, UK. He has been married to Doreen Margery Cook since July 28, 1973. They have three children.

David was educated at Bec Grammar School in South London. He studied molecular science and computing at Warwick University, and then gained a masters in business at the London Business School 1971-73. At Harvard he took the advanced business programme from 1984-85.

Political career
In the last Conservative government, David held the positions of Science Minister 1993-4 and then Foreign Office Minister 1994-97, where he was responsible for government negotiations on Europe, NATO enlargement, the nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty, the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and the updated Geneva Convention.

After the 1997 election, David was elected as Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee. From 2001-2002 David was Chairman of the Conservative Party and from 2002-2003 he was Shadow Secretary of State for the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.

Served as Shadow Home Secretary from 2003 to 2008 and Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union from 2016 to 2018. A member of the Conservative Party, he has served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Haltemprice and Howden, formerly Boothferry, since 1987. Davis was sworn of the Privy Council in the 1997 New Year Honours, having previously been Minister of State for Europe from 1994 to 1997.

In 2010 David chaired The Future of Banking Commission which investigated the causes of the banking crisis.

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