David Mowat

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David Mowat
Member of Parliament
for Warrington South
In office
6 May 2010 – in office
Preceded by Helen Southworth
Succeeded by incumbent
Majority 1,553 (2.8%)
Personal details
Born (1957-02-20) 20 February 1957 (age 57)[1]
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Nicky Mowat
Alma mater Imperial College London
Profession Chartered Accountant
Website www.davidmowat.org

David John Mowat[2] (born 20 February 1957 in Rugby, Warwickshire) is a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom. He is the Member of Parliament (MP) for Warrington South, and was first elected at the 2010 general election.[3][4] He currently serves as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Greg Clark.

Early life[edit]

Mowat attended Lawrence Sheriff School[4] and at one point was in the same class as Rugby MP Mark Pawsey.[5] He then went on to study engineering at Imperial College London.[4]

Career before Parliament[edit]

After graduating, Mowat qualified as a Chartered Accountant and subsequently joined the consultancy firm Accenture[4] where he eventually became a Global Managing Partner responsible for a business with a turnover of over £500m.[6]

Prior to his election to Parliament, Mowat served as the Chairman of Fairbridge, a charitable organisation in Salford which helps to improve the life chances of disadvantaged young people.[7] Mowat also served as a Councillor on Macclesfield Borough Council from 2007 to 2008.[4]

Parliamentary career[edit]

Mowat was elected to Parliament for the Warrington South Constituency on 6 May 2010 during the 2010 General Election with a majority of 1,553 over the Labour candidate after incumbent Labour MP Helen Southworth decided to step down. The swing to the Conservatives was exactly 6%.[3]

Mowat served as a member of the Scottish Affairs Select Committee from 2010 to 2012 and also served on the Joint Committee scrutinising the draft Financial Services Bill.[8][9] He is a trustee of the House of Commons Pension Fund and serves on the Board of the Parliamentary Office for Science & Technology, the non-partisan advisory body on Science & Technology policy within Parliament.[10]

He is also a member of several All Party Parliamentary Groups including Autism, Financial Education for Young People, Nuclear and Rail in the North. He is Vice Chairman President of the Rugby League[11] and Nuclear Power Groups.[12] He is also co-chair of the All-Party Group on Rebalancing the British Economy.

On 10 September 2012 Mowat was appointed as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Financial Secretary to the Treasury Greg Clark.[8]


  1. ^ "David Mowat MP". BBC Democracy Live (BBC). Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  2. ^ http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/59418/notices/1118281/from=2010-05-06;to=2010-05-19;all=returned+westminster/
  3. ^ a b Warrington South, BBC Election 2010. Retrieved 2013-01-02.
  4. ^ a b c d e ‘MOWAT, David John’, Who's Who 2013, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2013; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2012 ; online edn, Nov 2012 accessed 1 Jan 2013
  5. ^ Department of the Official Report (Hansard), House of Commons, Westminster (2011-01-20). "House of Commons Hansard Debates for 20 Jan 2011 (pt 0003)". Publications.parliament.uk. Retrieved 2012-08-18. 
  6. ^ "The Conservative Party | People | Members of Parliament | David Mowat MP". Conservatives.com. 2012-07-19. Retrieved 2012-08-18. 
  7. ^ "Mowat, David". Politics.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  8. ^ a b David Mowat, www.parliament.org. Retrieved 2013-01-02.
  9. ^ "Draft Financial Services Bill - UK Parliament". Parliament.uk. Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  10. ^ "POST Board - UK Parliament". Parliament.uk. 2011-11-21. Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  11. ^ "House of Commons - Register Of All-Party Groups as at 27 July 2012: Rugby League". Publications.parliament.uk. Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  12. ^ "House of Commons - Register Of All-Party Groups as at 27 July 2012: Nuclear Energy". Publications.parliament.uk. Retrieved 2012-07-31. 

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