David was elected MP in May 2005 and re-elected with substantially increased majorities in 2010 and 2015.
He was born in 1971 and attended Northgate High School, Ipswich, and St Edmund Hall, Oxford, before spending ten years as a solicitor working for City firms. David lives in Chorleywood with his wife, Rachel, and their three sons, all of whom were born at Watford Hospital and attend local schools. He is Patron of the Hospice of St Francis, Berkhamsted, the Watford Peace Hospice and Three Rivers Museum.
As MP, he has campaigned for more good school places in the constituency and improved transport links. In May 2010, David was appointed Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury where he has responsibility for the UK tax system and is the relevant Minister for HMRC. In July 2014, he became Financial Secretary to the Treasury.
David’s interests include cricket, football, country walks and reading.
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