David Coburn (politician)
|Member of the European Parliament
1 July 2014
11 February 1959 |
|Political party||UK Independence Party|
|Education||University of Leeds|
He was educated at the High School of Glasgow, and studied law at the University of Leeds, which he failed. He previously worked as an art dealer and City trader before entering his current job as the owner of a freight company.
Coburn contested the seat of Old Bexley and Sidcup in 2010, winning 1,532 votes which put him in fifth place. He also stood in Bexley and Bromley in the 2012 London Assembly election, finishing fourth. He lives in London.
David Coburn describes himself as a libertarian and he has vowed to pursue a hardline "libertarian agenda", working closely with the so-called 'London Elite'. He said he wanted businesses to be free of interference from government. Coburn favours the legalisation of recreational drugs, believing that banning drugs causes crime. He has spoken out against Scottish independence during an interview on the BBC's referendum flagship show 'Scotland Decides'. During this interview he also claimed UKIP are the most 'unracist' political party. Despite being gay himself, he feels that gay marriage should not be allowed as it increases homophobia from religious people, and that civil partnerships suffice.
- "Ukip wins first seat in Scotland". The Scotsman. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
- Whittaker, Andrew (27 May 2014). "Coburn: I’d legalise drugs, ban same-sex marriage". The Scotsman.
- "Ukip's Coburn London-based despite Scots seat victory". The Herald. Retrieved 27 May 2014.
- Openly gay UKIP MEP elected in Scotland
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