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 58)[1]
Rugby, Warwickshire, England
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Nicky Mowat
Alma mater Imperial College London
Profession Chartered Accountant
Website www.davidmowat.org.uk

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 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 and became Chair of the UK Aluminium Industry APPG in 2013.

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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