Councillor for Holgate

David Heaton - Councillor for Holgate

David is currently a Politics and History teacher. He grew up around the York area and went to school in the city. He holds a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, an MA in Democracy and Elections, and a PGCE in Secondary History. He moved around the country for various teaching jobs before returning to teach in the York area in 2014. He has lived in Holgate with his wife Nikki since then.

David joined the Labour party as a teenager in 2005 and has a range of political experience. He served as President of his resident’s association at university, interned for Senator John Kerry in the United States, and volunteered for Andy Slaughter’s successful parliamentary campaign in London in 2010. Along with his teaching he is also a guest writer for, a Canadian based defence policy news website.

Since moving to Holgate he has played a key role in making Holgate Labour an active part of the local community. As well as regularly consulting residents on local issues he has recently played a leading role in the ‘Keep Us Connected’ campaign to maintain a pedestrian route along Leeman Road as the York Central development begins.

“I’m standing because I want to see a Council that works for all the people of the city. I want to see a Council that makes the York Central development work for local residents, I want to see a Council that is ambitious in dealing with the issues the city faces, and I want to see a Council that works to get its basic services right. The current Lib Dem-Conservative administration have failed to do this, and York is worse off as a result.”

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