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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: Dec 22, 2020
    By Liberal Democrats

    2020 has been an extremely difficult and upsetting year for everyone.

    The extra pressures carers face over the festive season can be exhausting.

    While people up and down the country typically use the festive period to relax after a busy year, the Government's continued failures have caused further heartbreak and stress.

  • Article: Dec 19, 2020

    My heart goes out to the millions of families who after a very tough year were looking forward to Christmas with some sense of normality.

    The sad fact is the Prime Minister has caused more upset by yet again acting too late.

    The writing was on the wall last week when we asked Boris Johnson to listen to the scientists. He was warned that, if he had to cancel Christmas, he mustn't leave it to the last minute.

  • Article: Dec 19, 2020

    At a recent meeting of The Federal International Relations Committee, I had the chance to recount what I've been doing in the past couple of years (almost!) as party Vice President.

    It's been my privilege to serve since first being elected to the role in 2019 and then again, in 2020, and I had been invited to speak on how we, as a party, can reach out to ethnic minority and other minority group members, how we handle situations where two opposing groups want exclusive public support and how we can cross cultural divides.

  • Article: Dec 18, 2020

    Welcome to the Weekly Whip. Your one-stop shop for Lib Dem Parliamentary updates, covering the week that was and the week to come.

    For up to date information from the Lib Dem Whips Office, follow us on Twitter: @LibDemWhips

    Weekly Whip w/c 14th December

    Monday 14th December

    Monday Morning = Hancock Statement.

  • Article: Dec 18, 2020
    By Liberal Democrats

    On International Migrants Day and every day, we should celebrate the enormous contributions that people from all over the world make to the UK's culture, economy and communities.

    The UK's immigration system is broken, and it's hurting everyone.

    Sadly, though, the UK's immigration system is broken, and it is hurting everyone.

  • Article: Dec 17, 2020
    By Liberal Democrats

    Boris Johnson's chaotic and confused approach to Brexit is putting British jobs and our future at risk.

    We shouldn't be in this situation.

    But Johnson didn't do his homework. He's making a mess of EU negotiations just like he's made a mess of his coronavirus response.

    The British people deserve better.

  • Article: Dec 15, 2020

    It's outrageous that nine months on from the Chancellor's announcements on coronavirus support, there are still 3 million people excluded from Government financial help.

    As we move forward, the Government risks leaving the Excluded behind

    These people are slipping through the cracks. As we move forward and seek to recover from coronavirus, the Government risks leaving them behind.

  • Article: Dec 15, 2020

    I am so frustrated that only weeks after coming out of national lockdown we are going back into further restrictions.

    Going into Tier 3 has unfortunately become necessary - but it didn't have to be this way

    My heart goes out to all Londoners who will be feeling the impact of this, whether through ruined plans with family and friends or work grinding to a halt.

  • Article: Dec 15, 2020
    By Sarah Olney

    During the pandemic when so many are already struggling to get by, unemployment has and will continue to have a devastating impact.

    This Government's failure to get a grip on the virus has seen tens of thousands of livelihoods lost, and these extra job losses means thousands more families wondering how they're going to put food on the table.

  • Article: Dec 15, 2020
    By Carol Hayward

    As Carers Representative for the Young Liberals, my reaction to the Liberal Democrats' decision to focus on carers has been a mixture of relief, pride, and tentative excitement.

    I have been a carer for my mother since 2009, when I was 14 years old.

    It's refreshing to see a political party put unpaid carers centre stage, especially after what feels like years of being brushed aside. I'm pleased that the party is focussing on Carers' Allowance in particular, since I've been personally campaigning for its improvement since 2014.