David was born and brought up in the Midlands, attending his local grammar school before studying Engineering at Imperial College where he joined the RAF as a cadet pilot officer.
After graduating David qualified as a chartered accountant and subsequently joined Accenture, the technology and consulting firm. In 1989 he became a Partner and subsequently built the business from a staff level of 400 to over 15,000. His final position was as a Global Managing Partner responsible for a business with a turnover of £500million. He is married to Nicky and they have 4 children.
Upon leaving Accenture, David spent several years as Chairman of Fairbridge in Greater Manchester: a charity dedicated to improving the life chances of young people aged 16-21. He also served for 2 years as a Councillor on Macclesfield Borough Council.
Since arriving in Warrington in March 2007, David has been involved in a wide range of activities. Working with a group of businessmen he saved Warrington Town Football Club and subsequently became a Director. He has also led fundraising initiatives for Warrington based charities, St Rocco's and Families United.
In April 2009 he started Warrington Jobs Club, an initiative which aims to help residents get back into work. Now on the sixth intake, the jobs club has served more than 300 residents, 85% of whom are now back in work or training.
David was first elected as MP for Warrington South on May 6th 2010 and was subsequently re-elected with an increased majority in 2015.
Since being elected to Parliament, David has continually argued for a reform to the unfair Barnett formula, which takes money away
from the English regions and sends it to Scotland instead. He has also been at the forefront of the campaign for High Speed Rail.
David regularly contributes to Parliamentary debates on Energy Policy, Economic Growth & Job Creation, Occupational Pensions and Banking. He has previously served on the Joint Select Committee reviewing the draft Financial Services Bill, which will overhaul the UK banking and financial services industries, the Scottish Affairs Select Committee and the Bill Committee scrutinising the Enterprise & Regulatory Reform Bill which will establish a Green Investment Bank and reduce a number of unnecessary regulations.
David was elected to the Public Accounts Committee (the Committee which scrutinises all aspects of Government expenditure) in 2015.
From 2012 to 2015, David served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, at both the Treasury and the Cabinet Office.
In July 2016 was appointed as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health
Amongst his political heroes are Labour MP Frank Field, for his independence and ability to influence the quality of debate from the backbenches and Margaret Thatcher, for the fact that she got things done.