15 February 1957 |
County Cork, Ireland
|Political party||Fine Gael|
|Alma mater||University College Cork|
Stanton was born in County Cork. He was educated at St. Colman's Vocational School, Midleton; Sharman Crawford Technical Institute, Cork and University College Cork where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Mathematical Science. Before entering politics, he was a woodwork and technical drawing teacher and a career guidance counsellor in St. Colman's Community College in Midleton. He is married to Mary Lehane and they have four sons.
Stanton was first elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1997 general election and has been re-elected at every general election since. He was party spokesperson on Social and Family Affairs, and Equality from 2004 to 2007. Prior to this he acted as deputy spokesperson on Education and Science, and spokesperson on Labour Affairs, Consumer Rights and Trade from 1997 to 2002. From 2007 to 2010, he was party Assistant Chief Whip (Dáil Reform) with special responsibility for Disability Issues. In July 2010, he was appointed party spokesperson on Defence.
- "Mr. David Stanton". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 1 November 2009.
- "David Stanton". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 1 November 2009.
- "Bruton & Noonan return to Fine Gael frontbench". RTÉ News. 1 July 2010. Retrieved 3 July 2010.
- "Call for summertime to be extended". RTÉ News. 26 October 2011.
- "Ireland won’t scrap Summer Time – unless we get EU support". TheJournal.ie. 26 October 2011.
|Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Cork East