Rt Hon Sir David Evennett, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Bexleyheath and Crayford
David lives in Barnehurst with his wife, Marilyn. They have two sons and two grandchildren. He was educated at grammar school, and studied Economics at the London School of Economics. He has worked as a secondary school teacher, an insurance broker, and a lecturer in management.
David is an active member of St Paulinus Church in Crayford. He is a Friend of the Greenwich and Bexley Hospice, and a Patron of Townley Grammar School for Girls. He is an active supporter of the Bexleyheath and District Club for the Disabled, and the BCU Life Skills Centre.
David was elected to Parliament in 1983 for the Erith and Crayford constituency. He remained the MP until the seat was redrawn at the 1997 General Election.
He returned to Parliament as the MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford in 2005, and was then re-elected at the 2010, 2015 and 2017 General Elections. Following the prorogation of Parliament on Tuesday 5 November 2019, Sir David is not currently a Member of Parliament (MP) but is seeking re-election at the General Election on Thursday 12 December 2019.
In Opposition, David served as a Whip from 2005-2009, before serving as Shadow Minister for Further and Higher Education from January 2009 until May 2010.
From May 2010 – September 2012, he served as the Parliamentary Private Secretary to Rt Hon Michael Gove MP (Secretary of State for Education), and was appointed a Minister in the Government Whips Office (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury) in 2012 until January 2018. From January until July 2016, David covered the maternity leave of Tracey Crouch MP, and was therefore the Acting Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport, Tourism and Heritage. The Prime Minister, Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, appointed David as a Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party in July 2019.
In May 2018, HM The Queen was pleased to approve that the honour of Knighthood be conferred upon The Rt Hon David Evennett MP.
In his free time, David enjoys the cinema, 1960s pop music, reading novels, travelling, visiting National Trust properties, and spending time with his wife and family.
If you have an issue that you would like to discuss with David, you can get in touch here.
Political Hero: Margaret Thatcher
Singers: Dusty Springfield / Bruce Springsteen
Albums: Dusty Springfield – Dusty in Memphis / Bruce Springsteen – Western Stars / Annie Lennox – Diva
Novels: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John Le Carre, A Bend in the River by V.S Naipaul, Quartet in Autumn by Barbara Pym
Poem: If by Rudyard Kipling
Film: The Italian Job 1969
Food: Shepherd’s Pie
Holiday: Italy/Cape Cod/Norfolk