David Morris (Conservative politician)

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David Morris
MP
David Morris MP.jpg
Member of Parliament
for Morecambe and Lunesdale
Incumbent
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Geraldine Smith
Majority 866 (2.0%)
Personal details
Born (1966-01-03) 3 January 1966 (age 48)
Leigh, Lancashire, England[1]
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Website David Morris

David Morris (born 3 January 1966, Leigh, Greater Manchester, England) is an British Conservative Party politician. He is Member of Parliament (MP) for Morecambe and Lunesdale in Lancashire, England.[2]

Early life[edit]

Morris was born in Melbourne, as were his parents and siblings. He has a younger brother and younger sister. Morris attended two primary schools: St. John’s Primary School, Mitcham and Our Lady of The Pines, Donvale and completed his secondary education at Whitefriars College, Donvale. David also spent 3 years in Denmark with his family from 1995-1997, he attended Rygaards International School.

After having to defer parts of his tertiary studies many times due to commitments with training and competing overseas, he graduated from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2011 with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physical Education) with Honours 1st Class.

Career[edit]

Morris was born in Melbourne, as were his parents and siblings. He has a younger brother and younger sister. Morris attended two primary schools: St. John’s Primary School, Mitcham and Our Lady of The Pines, Donvale and completed his secondary education at Whitefriars College, Donvale. David also spent 3 years in Denmark with his family from 1995-1997, he attended Rygaards International School.

After having to defer parts of his tertiary studies many times due to commitments with training and competing overseas, he graduated from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2011 with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physical Education) with Honours 1st Class.

Much of his life has rotated around sport. At about four years of age he commenced a lifelong passion for gymnastics at the Nunawading Gymnastics and Sports Club[3] (NGSC, formally known as the Nunawading Youth Club) and he learned to ski at age three. He has demonstrated capabilities in cricket, diving and football but has always returned to gymnastics and from there to aerial skiing.

Morris is a supporter of the Carlton Football Club in the Australian Football League and is a member of the Melbourne Cricket Club.

He is a qualified Mathematics and Physical Education teacher and, when he is at home between training camps and competitions, occasionally works as an emergency teacher at Whitefriars College, Donvale. He also coaches gymnastics, cheerleading and trampoline and is in demand as a motivational speaker.[4]

Early aerial skiing career[edit]Morris was originally spotted while working as a gymnastics coach at NGSC, by Kirstie Marshall, former World Champion aerial skier, who was the local State Member of Parliament at the time and recognised Morris’ potential.

Since Australia did not have a program for male aerial skiers, Marshall volunteered to coach him on weekends in the basics of aerial skiing and when she was expecting her second child, she enlisted the help of former Australian male aerial skier Jonathan Sweet,[5] as a personal coach until Morris was ready for private training overseas.

Competitive performance[edit] Australian Aerial Skier David Morris at the 2014 Lake Placid World Cup Event. Lake Placid, New York, USA.Morris won his first medal (a Silver) in an International Skiing Federation (FIS) race (USA selections) on 20 December 2007 in Park City and has gone on to become Australia’s most successful male Aerial Skier, finishing the 2012/13 season ranked second in the World Cup standings. He has achieved a number of wins in various FIS Competitions. He was the first Australia Male Aerial Skier to win a World Cup gold medal, and in doing so he became Australia's most successful male Aerial Skier.[6]

Competition No. of medals No. of times competed Best single result Best overall season result FIS Races 3 9 2nd n/a NorAm 4 16 1st (twice) 4th (2007/08 and 2008/09) Europa Cup 3 6 2nd 10th (2012/13) World Cup 3 26 1st 2nd (2013/14) World Championship – 3 5th n/a Winter Olympics 1 2 2nd n/a

Results as per the FIS, Source: [7]

Politics[edit]

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Personal life[edit]

Much of his life has rotated around sport. At about four years of age he commenced a lifelong passion for gymnastics at the Nunawading Gymnastics and Sports Club[3] (NGSC, formally known as the Nunawading Youth Club) and he learned to ski at age three. He has demonstrated capabilities in cricket, diving and football but has always returned to gymnastics and from there to aerial skiing.

Morris is a supporter of the Carlton Football Club in the Australian Football League and is a member of the Melbourne Cricket Club.

He is a qualified Mathematics and Physical Education teacher and, when he is at home between training camps and competitions, occasionally works as an emergency teacher at Whitefriars College, Donvale. He also coaches gymnastics, cheerleading and trampoline and is in demand as a motivational speaker.[4]


Trivia[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Who's Who". Ukwhoswho.com. Retrieved 23 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Morecambe and Lunesdale". BBC Election 2010. Retrieved 10 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "David Hasselhoff in surprise meeting with David Cameron". BBC News. 8 February 2011. Retrieved 11 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "The week in Parliament – a teenager's view". ePolitix.com. 14 February 2011. Retrieved 23 March 2013. 

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Geraldine Smith
Member of Parliament for Morecambe and Lunesdale
2010–present
Incumbent