David is concerned about the growing gap between rich and poor which he sees as limiting our social and economic potential. He believes we can and must achieve a fairer society where everyone has an opportunity to succeed. David has had early wins as an MP, including securing workers extra holidays through his ANZAC & Waitangi Bill. He is fighting hard to Save Invermay in Dunedin.
David came to Parliament in 2011 via a circuitous route - having run a residential University College, worked as a Presbyterian Minister, spent too long as a student, and done time as a Treasury analyst. David has twice lived in Germany and is a former competitive cyclist and Ironman. He is married with two children.
Trustee and Deputy Chair, Otago Community Trust (2008-2012)
Warden at Selwyn College, University of Otago (2008-2011)
Former Treasury Analyst, Wellington
Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Theology (First Class Honours), Otago University
Doctorate, Otago University
Presbyterian Minister and celebrant