David was re-elected to Elmbridge Borough Council in 2019. He is an active member of the South Area Planning, Audit & Standards, Overview & Scrutiny and Licensing Committees.
Ahead of his 2019 re-election, David said: "I was honoured to be elected as an Elmbridge Borough Councillor in last July’s by-election and join Andrew Burley and Oliver Chappell as one of your three councillors for Oxshott & Stoke d’Abernon. Since then, I have been an active member of the South Area Planning, Audit & Standards and Licensing Committees.
"On the Planning Committee, I have been involved in some difficult decisions. I have helped a number of residents resolve a wide range of planning issues. I recognise the need to build more homes, at a higher density, within Elmbridge but at the same time, I am adamant that this must be done in a manner that does not destroy the character of our communities.
"I have lived in Stoke d’Abernon with Mary, my wife, for more than thirty years. My three children attended the Royal Kent School in Oxshott. I was a senior manager in a large multi-national energy company until my retirement in 2017. I have found that the skills and experience that I gained in my working career have been invaluable in my role as a councillor.
"I have always been active in our local community. I continue to be involved in numerous voluntary roles. I am a trustee of Stoke d’Abernon Charities, a director of the Walton Firs Activity Centre in Cobham and I have recently joined the Friends of Oxshott Heath committee. I am also a trustee of my former company’s Pensioners’ Benevolent Association. I have two Labradors and I am out and about with them in the ward each day. I am determined to protect our open spaces and Green Belt."
David is standing in the May 2021 Surrey County Council election as Conservative Candidate for the Cobham Division. This includes most of his Oxshott and Stoke d’Abernon Ward. If elected, David will seek to use this dual role to ensure better joined up working between the two layers of local government, for the benefit of residents.