David has been the MP for South West Hertfordshire since 2005. He was a Treasury minister from 2010 to 2017, Secretary of State for Work & Pensions 2017-18 and Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor 2018-19. He resigned from the Cabinet in July in opposition to a no deal Brexit. David had a leading role in ensuring that Parliament stopped us from crashing out of the EU in October and, as a consequence, lost the Conservative whip.
David lives in Chorleywood with his wife and their three sons who attend local schools. He is a Patron of the Hospice of St Francis, the Watford Peace Hospice, the Three Rivers Museum and the Rickmansworth Branch of the British Legion.
Outside of politics, David enjoys reading, country walks and watching his sons play football, rugby and cricket. David also occasionally plays cricket himself.