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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: Mar 14, 2019

    This has been a dramatic week in Parliament with Theresa May's Brexit proposals heavily defeated, and a very clear statement that a 'no deal' Brexit must be avoided. It is now clear that Brexit will be postponed, and very possibly stopped.

    The future is very uncertain but despite Labour's continued prevarication, there is still a real chance of securing a People's Vote and, indeed, of stopping Brexit.

  • Article: Mar 14, 2019

    I am fuming.

    After Parliament has made clear that they are incapable of agreeing on Brexit, the Labour leadership whipped their MPs to abstain on giving the people the final say.

    Every Labour MP who did not vote for a People's Vote tonight have betrayed their members, betrayed their voters and betrayed remainers.

  • Article: Mar 13, 2019

    Brexit latest

    This has been a big week for Brexit. But, then, every week is big.

    With 14 days to go before Brexit Day, the Prime Minister's Withdrawal Agreement was massively defeated for a second time on this occasion by 149 votes rather than 230. I don't think even the Prime Minister saw that as progress.

  • Article: Mar 12, 2019

    Is anyone getting deja vu?

    It's like January all over again. Theresa May's been beaten again, her botched Brexit deal failing by 391 votes to 242. Parliament's verdict on the PM's deal is abundantly clear, and has been for months - the deal is a flop.

    We can't let Theresa May kick the can down the road again. Parliament must not be bullied into voting for a deal that leaves people worse off.

  • Article: Mar 8, 2019

    On the 8th March, it's international women's day.

    To celebrate this, we want to introduce you to some amazing Lib Dem Women. Women who are a vital part of our Lib Dem campaigns across the country and women who are making a difference in their communities.

  • Article: Mar 8, 2019

    On Friday, we will proudly celebrate International Women's Day. A day to honour the trailblazers, disruptors and advocates boldly challenging misogyny and oppression in all its forms.

    Over the last few years, there has been a palpable cultural shift in our approach to gender inequality. As a society, we are making significant strides in the battle against gender oppression.

  • Article: Mar 8, 2019

    This week, I presented my Bill to Parliament to require all school uniforms to be gender neutral.

    From the day a child starts primary school, boys are put in shorts and trousers, and girls in skirts and dresses.

    Gendered uniform policies send a message that boys, in their more practical clothes, should be running around and playing sport, and girls should not.

  • Article: Mar 8, 2019

    Yesterday in Parliament, I put forward a bill to improve mental health care for new mothers.

    NHS health check-ups 6 weeks after birth are already routine. But it's about time they included mental health. Currently, almost half of new mothers who experience mental health problems don't receive any help or treatment. Many don't even have their issues identified by a professional. It's extremely worrying.

  • Article: Mar 8, 2019

    Today is International Women's Day. Are you doing anything special today? I know some people are attending panel discussions, presentations or exhibitions.

    But May's local elections are looming. Here's something the women reading this can do that you might not have thought of that could make a difference.

  • Article: Mar 8, 2019
    By Vince Cable

    For over 100 years International Women's Day has offered us the opportunity to celebrate the contributions made by women many countries.

    Over the last two years the #MeToo and Time's Up movements have driven a welcome shift in society's approach to gender equality.

    There is much more to do to address inequality