Councillor - Acomb
- David has represented Acomb Ward since 1986 and has served the City as its Lord Mayor in 2002/3 and again in 2011/2.
- In the past has chaired the Housing Committee and West Area/City Centre Planning and Transport Committees.
- He currently is Chair of the City Council's Main Planning Committee.
- David has previously been a School Governor at Westfield and Oaklands (now York High) schools and is currently a Governor at Copmanthorpe Primary School.
- A former magistrate on the City of York Bench for 29 years he retired in 2011 having reached the age of 70.
- David is a retired Chartered Civil Engineer who worked in the railway industry for 42 years. He is a former National President of his Trade Union, the Transport Salaried Staffs' Association - TSSA.
- David was awarded the MBE in 2012 for services to the Community.
- David is married with 2 children, 2 step children and 5 grandchildren. He lists his hobbies as DIY and playing golf (badly) at Pike Hills Golf Club and plays off a handicap of 23.
- Born and brought up in Yorkshire he has lived in York since 1979 and is a lifelong supporter of Middlesbrough Football Club.
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