David Wright (politician)

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David Wright
MP
Member of Parliament
for Telford
Incumbent
Assumed office
7 June 2001
Preceded by Bruce Grocott
Majority 981 (2.4%)
Personal details
Born (1966-12-22) 22 December 1966 (age 47)
Telford, Shropshire, England
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Alma mater University of Wolverhampton
Website www.davidwrightmp.org.uk

David Wright (born 22 December 1966) is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Telford since 2001. He was an assistant government whip from June 2009 to May 2010.

Early and personal life[edit]

He went to Wrockwardine Wood Comprehensive School on New Road in Telford then New College, Telford. He graduated from Wolverhampton Polytechnic with a degree in Humanities. He worked on regeneration in the public Housing Department of Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council for thirteen years before resigning to stand for election to Parliament.

He married Lesley in 1990.

He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing.

Political career[edit]

Wright was a Town Councillor in Oakengates 1989-2000 and a Wrekin District Councillor from 1989-97. He was elected Member of Parliament for Telford in the 2001 general election. In June 2009 he became a government whip.

On 15 February 2010 he became involved in a scandal when an entry on his Twitter microblog called Conservative Party members "scum sucking pigs", although he claimed his account had been hacked.[1]

In 2011, he was a member of the special Select Committee set up to scrutinise the Bill that became the Armed Forces Act 2011.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tories demand answers over 'scum-sucking' Twitter". BBC News. 16 February 2010. Retrieved 16 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Select Committee on the Armed Forces Bill". parliament.uk. Retrieved 20 Sep 2013. 

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Bruce Grocott
Member of Parliament for Telford
2001–present
Incumbent