|Member of Parliament
for Ashton under Lyne
7 June 2001 – 30 March 2015
|Preceded by||Robert Sheldon|
|Succeeded by||Angela Rayner|
2 April 1946 |
Manchester, Lancashire, England
|Alma mater||Open University|
Heyes was born in Manchester and was educated at the city's Blackley Technical High School (now a housing estate) on Dommett Street and was awarded a BA in Social sciences from the Open University in 1987. He joined Manchester City Council in 1962 as a local government officer, before joining Greater Manchester County Council in 1974. He was appointed as a principal local government officer with the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham Council in 1987, leaving local government employment in 1990 to set up as a graphic designer. In 1995 he was appointed deputy district manager of Manchester Citizens Advice Bureau where he remained until his election to parliament.
He has been a member of the trade union UNISON, and its predecessor the NALGO, since 1962. He was elected as a councillor in Oldham in 1992 and was secretary of the Labour group from 1993 to 2000; he stood down from the council in 2004.
He is married to Judith Egerton-Gallagher, and they have a son and a daughter.
- The Labour Party - David Heyes MP official biography
- Guardian Unlimited Politics - Ask Aristotle: David Heyes MP
- TheyWorkForYou.com - David Heyes MP
- Blakes Parliamentary Yearbook
- BBC Politics
- Interview with David Heyes in MP3 format, October 2009
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Ashton under Lyne