David Stanton

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David Stanton
Teachta Dála
Assumed office
June 1997
Constituency Cork East
Personal details
Born (1957-02-15) 15 February 1957 (age 58)
County Cork, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Fine Gael
Spouse(s) Mary Lehane
Children 4
Alma mater University College Cork
Website www.stanton.ie

David Stanton (born 15 February 1957) is an Irish Fine Gael politician. He has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for Cork East since 1997.[1]

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.[2] 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.[3]

In October 2011, he called for summertime to be extended.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Mr. David Stanton". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 1 November 2009. 
  2. ^ "David Stanton". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 1 November 2009. 
  3. ^ "Bruton & Noonan return to Fine Gael frontbench". RTÉ News. 1 July 2010. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Call for summertime to be extended". RTÉ News. 26 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "Ireland won’t scrap Summer Time – unless we get EU support". TheJournal.ie. 26 October 2011. 

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Preceded by
John Mulvihill
(Labour Party)
Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Cork East