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Welcome to the web site of David Chappell

Parliamentary Campaigner for Bury St Edmunds

Since the excellent result of the 2010 General Election for the Liberal Democrats in Bury St Edmunds David has been focussing on work, including being appointed as Senior Contract Administrator on the Kingdom Tower which, at 1018m high, is planned to be the tallest building in the world.

He is still active in supporting the Liberal Democrats, especially as 57 Lib Dem MPs have been able to implement 75% of their manifesto promises whereas over 250 Labour MPs have not had any of their manifesto policy implemented.

David took the Lib Dem vote from 6,000 to over 15,000 in Bury St Edmunds and he has continued supporting the local community when work has permitted.

David was confirmed as the Lib Dem candidate for Bury St Edmunds in 2015 on Friday 28th November with 92% of the local party vote!

Recent updates

  • Article: Jun 24, 2016

    I am devastated and I am angry. Today we woke to a deeply divided country.



    Nigel Farage's vision for Britain has won this vote, but it is not a vision I accept.



    An institution that we built, that delivered peace, that promoted equality, kept us safe and opened the doors of opportunity, will no longer play part of Britain's future.

  • Article: Jun 24, 2016

    Speaking following the referendum result, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Tim Farron said:

    "I'm devastated and I am angry. Today we wake to a deeply divided country.

    "Nigel Farage's vision for Britain has won this vote, but it is not a vision I share.

    "Young people voted to remain by a considerable margin, but were out voted. They were voting for their future, yet it has been taken from them.

  • Article: Jun 17, 2016

    Dear Friend,

    This morning with my kids all I could think about was the family who've woken up with their lives changed forever.

    Yesterday a mum, who left home to do her job to serve her constituents, was cruelly and brutally taken from them. Her husband and their children are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Article: Jun 16, 2016

    Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron and Paddy Ashdown have paid tribute to Jo Cox MP who was murdered this afternoon.

    Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said:

    "I am utterly heartbroken at the news of the death of Jo Cox. This is a devastating attack on our peaceful society. An attack on an elected representative is an attack on everyone.

  • Article: Jun 14, 2016

    Commenting on the allegations of abuse by Clement Freud, a Liberal Democrat spokesperson said:

    "These allegations are horrific. We are desperately sorry to learn that lives have been ruined by a man whose public face was so greatly at odds to his true character. It has clearly taken a lot of courage for these women to speak out, after a lifetime of having to hide it.

  • Olly Grender, Tom Brake and Letting Fee Rent campaigners
    Article: Jun 10, 2016

    Today Liberal Democrat Parliamentarians pressed the Government to ban letting agency fees and clamp down on rogue landlords in a Private Members Bill debate in the House of Lords.

    Baroness Olly Grender, Liberal Democrat peer and a former senior figure at Shelter, introduced the Renters' Rights Bill to protect the growing number of private renters who currently face huge costs every time they move.

  • Paddy Ashdown
    Article: Jun 10, 2016
    By Paddy Ashdown

    A senior German Minister said to me the other day "Whenever I sit down in a room to negotiate with my British colleagues in a European meeting, their first question is always the same - which way to the Exit? You Brits spend so much time trying to find the way out, that you never have the time to build the alliances which are there to be built, to succeed. But now I realise, you would rather go, then win."

  • Tim Farron & EU
    Article: Jun 6, 2016
    By Tim Farron, Leader of the Liberal Democrats

    Thank you all for being here. And thank you David Cameron, Harriet Harman and Natalie Bennett for what I think you'll agree is an unprecedented - and, frankly, pretty unlikely - showing of cross-party consensus.

    We are about to face the most important decision of a generation, and one that that will determine the future of our country.

  • Article: May 18, 2016

    Commenting on the Queen's Speech, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Tim Farron said:



    "Only one year in and this Conservative majority is running out of steam.



    "30 announcements, but 28 have been made before. Weekend prisoners, announced by a weakened Government.



    "The Queen's Speech is a stop-gap to give the warring factions of the Tory party a couple of day's respite from the referendum. It does nothing to address the key issues at stake.



    "This country's challenges on education, housing, investment, skills, and the environment are either ignored, or offered nothing more than empty rhetoric.



    "The Conservatives are continuing their dogmatic assault on civil liberties with the ongoing threat of the snooper's charter and an obsession to tear up the human rights act. We will fight them every step of the way.



    "There are enough re-runs on BBC without having to get the Queen to do her own."

  • Cllr David Rendel
    Article: May 17, 2016

    Paying tribute to David Rendel, former Liberal Democrat MP for Newbury who passed away last night, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said:

    "I am hugely saddened by the loss of David Rendel. He was a committed, selfless individual who I will remember particularly for his unyielding campaigning over so many years. I will miss him.