David commented: “I am absolutely delighted to have been granted this honour. It is a real privilege to serve my constituents and my country as Member of Parliament, and look forward to continuing to work hard for all of the people of Bexleyheath and Crayford.”
David served as the MP for Erith and Crayford from 1983-1997, and has been the MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford since 2005. During his time in Parliament, he has served as Opposition Whip, Shadow Minister for Further and Higher Education, PPS to the Secretary of State for Education, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury, and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport, Tourism and Heritage. David stood down from the Government in January to return to the backbenches.