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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 12, 2020

    We all want schools to reopen to more pupils when it is safe for them to do so. Our school leaders, teachers, school staff and governors have been working incredibly hard to already make this happen for some children.

    Our children's futures must come before party politics

    The safety of teachers, staff, pupils and their families has to be paramount, and we must always follow the science. The only thing worse than keeping our children from learning would be a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Article: Jun 11, 2020

    After failing to provide adequate PPE, testing and public health advice, it's no surprise that public trust in the Government is waning. People have made heartbreaking sacrifices. They deserve to know the truth. The Government must commit to a public inquiry to ensure it does not repeat the mistakes of the past.

  • Article: Jun 11, 2020

    To this day, the Stonewall riots are widely considered to be one of the most important events leading to the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for LGBT+ rights.

    On the morning of June 28 1969, police raided an underground gay bar in New York city called Stonewall Inn. The raid wasn't unusual but that morning the response was.

  • Article: Jun 11, 2020

    The last weeks and months have been a difficult time for all of us - but it's also been a time when a huge number of people across the country have stepped up as active citizens in their communities. And Liberal Democrats have been at the heart of community responses.

    the best thing we could do was to empower communities"

    Tom Morrison, Cheadle Liberal Democrats
  • Article: Jun 11, 2020

    It's no surprise that reactions to protesters' removal of Edward Colston's statue in Bristol have included liberals worrying about the rule of law. The outrage, not at the statue honouring a slave trader, but at its removal by a 'mob' rather than by democratic means without visible legal ramifications, has been notable.

  • Article: Jun 11, 2020
    By Alistair Carmichael MP

    This week we should have had the second reading of the Liberal Democrats' Bill to guarantee an extension to the Brexit transition period.

    Instead the government have ensured that this bill will not progress until after the extension deadline

    The British people deserve better than needlessly risking No Deal

  • Article: Jun 9, 2020
    By Liberal Democrats

    Westminster's broken political system is shutting out people who need their voices heard now more than ever during the coronavirus pandemic.

    Our democracy doesn't need piecemeal change, it needs a radical overhaul.

    Yesterday our Constitutional Affairs spokesperson Wendy Chamberlain led a debate in the House of Commons calling for a radical overhaul of Westminster politics.

  • Article: Jun 5, 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: @LibWhips

    Weekly Whip w/c 1st June

    This week in the House of Commons the Corporate Insolvency Bill, the Parliamentary Constituencies Bill and a motion relating to our future relationship with the European Union were debated and discussed. However, these were not the main stories this week. As much as I would like to get my constitutional nerd on and tell you all about the reasoning behind the structure of Parliamentary constituencies. Some things are more important.

  • Article: Jun 4, 2020

    The Prime Minister must condemn President Trump's behaviour

    British foreign policy must always promote human rights, democracy, and the rule of law all over the world. The USA is no exception.

    The UK has a moral duty to speak out when the freedoms and rights of the people of the US are under attack.

  • Article: Jun 3, 2020

    The murder of George Floyd has led to a global outpouring of anger and grief.

    From Windrush to Grenfell, from Stephen Lawrence to Mark Duggan, we are not short of our own examples of institutionalised, deep-rooted injustices that shame us all

    Racism has been exposed in the most shocking and tragic of ways in Minneapolis but make no mistake - it exists in Britain too.