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David Ward

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David Ward was an independent candidate in Bradford East in the 2017 General Election. Our volunteers have been adding information on David Ward - here's everything we know so far!

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"You know, sometimes you just have to do what you think is the right thing. I've been punished by my own party for speaking out on controversial issues, Palestine and what the Isrealis are doing and many people know about these things, but it's actually quite tough when you're willing to speak out about them. I've decided that I want to carry on representing you as I did before and being able to speak out on controversial issues, free of any party control. So I am standing as an independent candidate in this general election to be your MP, your independent MP so I can continue to fight on strong issues, issues that are controversial, but also for Bradford, because I want to be able to vote on every single issue in the House of Commons on what is right for Bradford. And so I want to be your MP, here not anywhere else, here in Bradford East, where I live, where my family is, where my future is and where I want to be part of your future."

Source: http://www.davidward.org.uk/why_i_am_standing_as_an_independant

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David Ward is a British politician who was elected as the Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament (MP) for Bradford East at the 2010 general election. He lost his seat in 2015 when the Labour Party candidate Imran Hussain defeated him by 7,000 votes. Before his election to parliament, he was a councillor in Bradford for 26 years, and returned to local politics in 2016.

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Born: 1953-06-24

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Previous elections

This candidate has previously stood for election in:

  • 2017: The 2017 General Election, as the Independent candidate for the Bradford East
  • 2016: The Bradford local election, as the Liberal Democrats candidate for the Bolton and Undercliffe
  • 2015: The 2015 General Election, as the Liberal Democrats candidate for the Bradford East
  • 2010: The UK Parliament elections, as the Liberal Democrats candidate for the Bradford East

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