David Campbell Bannerman is a Conservative MEP for the East of England. David Campbell Bannerman has long-standing connections with the area and has family there. David was first elected to the European Parliament in June 2009.
David has been the Special Adviser to Sir Patrick Mayhew, when he was the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. He has been Chairman of the Bow Group think tank, a local councillor, and stood for the Party during the 2001 General Election campaign.
A great supporter of the Commonwealth, David was born in India but has lived in England since he was a child. After graduating from Edinburgh University with an M.A (Honours) degree (with 1 year on exchange at Wharton Business School, USA), David first worked for advertising agencies and public relations companies. He went on to become the Communications Director for a leading transport organisation (ATOC), led the website division of a leading PLC and was a senior consultant for international PR agencies.
He was a member of UKIP for 7 years before rejoining the Conservatives in May 2011, saying: "I have been pleased with the robust stance taken by David Cameron and Conservative MEPs over the EU budget negotiations and I believe that it is Conservative MEPs and MPs who are working most efficiently to defend Britain's interests."
To relax, David enjoys country walks, film writing and industrial heritage.