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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: May 7, 2021

    Liberal Democrat have had some great early wins:

    • We made gains from Labour in Sunderland;
    • We became the largest party on Stockport council;
    • We held Orkney, re-electing Liam McArthur MSP;
    • We made gains in Cambridgeshire, taking away the Conservative's majority.

    Find out how to help the Lib Dems in the Chesham and Amersham by-election

    Learn more

  • Article: May 6, 2021

    In the Lords we get to grips with the detail of the legislation and improve it; we take part in debates on a whole range of issues; and we question and hold to account government ministers.

    For up-to-date information about the work of the Lib Dem group in the Lords, follow us on Twitter: @LibDemLords

  • Article: May 4, 2021

    We have decided that Autumn Conference will take place from 17th to 20th September. It will be held online. That was a very difficult decision to take and we had a very lengthy discussion about it.

    We recognise that a lot of people would like to meet again in person - believe me, so we would we - but the question is whether, at this time, we can absolutely guarantee that conference could go ahead in the format that we know and love. Having consulted a range of others, FCC considered, with some reluctance, that it was not possible at this time to give such a guarantee. Although things are now a lot better in terms of the pandemic, we do not know if there are any final bumps in the road still to come. Medical experts say they expect a third wave in the Autumn but the extent is not yet clear. Of course, things seemed better in the early Autumn of 2020 but then took a marked turn for the worst a few months later. We do not, at this stage, know what social distancing requirements there will be or how many people will be able to attend the venue. We therefore cannot make meaningful plans and set any meaningful budget for the event. The risk of going ahead in person but having to cancel or heavily restrict the event such that it is not inclusive, is just too great. In the same way, we take any risk to the personal safety of party members very seriously. That is why we cancelled Spring 2020. We would not want to expose anyone to any unnecessary risk of catching this dreadful virus in a close setting.

  • Article: Apr 29, 2021

    Today Liberal Democrats are launching our new campaign to protect British farmers and maintain our food standards.

    The Tories failing to commit to maintaining our high animal welfare and environmental standards"

    I am deeply concerned that family farming businesses are at risk as the Tories continue to botch our transition away from the EU agricultural system.

  • Article: Apr 29, 2021

    Yesterday the Fire Safety Bill passed through Parliament without vital protection for leaseholders and tenants against exorbitant bills for fire remediation works.

    The government's failure to address the fire safety scandal properly is now a scandal in itself.

    The devastating consequences of this Bill passing cannot be overstated.

  • Article: Apr 23, 2021

    In the Lords we get to grips with the detail of the legislation and improve it; we take part in debates on a whole range of issues; and we question and hold to account government ministers.

    For up-to-date information about the work of the Lib Dem group in the Lords, follow us on Twitter: @LibDemLords

  • Article: Apr 23, 2021

    Air pollution is an invisible enemy threatening the community spaces we love and the people we care most about.

    Our Community Clean Air Fund would let councils and communities invest in the transport systems and options they need.

    It kills thousands of people every year and affects the quality of life for all of us.

  • Article: Apr 22, 2021

    The Conservatives are cutting our commitment to overseas aid at the time it is needed most.

    We're in the middle of a global pandemic - global problems need global solutions. Instead, the Conservatives are shirking their moral and legal responsibilities.

    Cutting funding to research and development will directly impact our ability to help vital Covid response work worldwide, such as genome sequencing to detect new variants.

  • Article: Apr 21, 2021

    Today the Government is seeking to reverse Lords amendments to the Overseas Operations Bill that add important provisions to properly support our Armed Forces.

    This comes hot on the heels of their long-overdue concession that ensures torture, crimes against humanity and genocide remain open to prosecution, which is the right thing to do. This is a victory for the Liberal Democrats and others who have consistently called out the Bill's moral failure. Further provision is urgently needed from the Government to ensure all war crimes remain open to prosecution. The Government must ensure cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment, as well as all other war crimes prosecutable by the International Criminal Court remain open to prosecution.

  • Article: Apr 19, 2021

    Being a carer can be rewarding and full of love.

    900,000 full-time unpaid carers rely on Carer's Allowance

    But it's far from glamorous. It can be relentless and exhausting.

    900,000 full-time unpaid carers rely on Carer's Allowance - but at just £67.25 a week, it's not nearly enough.

    More than a third of those on Carer's Allowance are struggling to make ends meet.