Parliamentary Candidate for Bexleyheath and Crayford
David lives in Barnehurst with his wife Marilyn and has been involved in Bexley Borough for over 30 years. He was elected as the MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford in 2005, and was returned to Parliament in the 2010, 2015 and 2017 General Elections. David was a member of the Government serving as Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury from 2012 - 2018. He was also Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage in 2016 which included taking a leading Government role in marking the centenary of a number of First World War battles.
Locally David plays an active role in the life of the Bexleyheath and Crayford community. He is a Patron of Townley Grammar School, a communicant member of St. Paulinus Church in Crayford, and the Honorary Vice-President of the Bexleyheath and District Club for the Disabled. He is also a strong supporter of the Greenwich and Bexley Hospice, Bexleyheath Centre for the Unemployed’s Life Skills Centre, and Crossroads Care.
- Getting step-free access installed at Bexleyheath, Barnehurst and Crayford Stations
- Successfully lobbying for more funding for public health and anti-smoking initiatives
- Helping local schools convert to Academies and getting greater freedoms
- Supporting sports clubs in Welling and Danson Park
David has visited and championed local businesses, voluntary organisations, schools and community groups. He holds regular surgeries and has successfully dealt with many constituents’ issues and problems.
He will continue to campaign for lower taxes, support for businesses, higher standards in schools and a fairer benefits system.
Visit David Evennett's website for more information about David's work in Westminster and locally.