David completed some 30 years of public service to Newbury and West Berkshire. He served as MP for Newbury for 12 years until 2005, and he was a District Councillor from 1987 to 1995 and again from 2007-2015.
Newly-elected Mayor of Newbury, Julian Swift-Hook, said, “David earned the respect and admiration of colleagues and adversaries alike, as a committed councillor, an excellent constituency MP and parliamentarian, a loyal political colleague and a worthy and honourable political opponent.”
Chairman of Newbury and West Berkshire Liberal Democrats, Sue Farrant, said, “He will be hugely missed by his own family, by the family of Liberal Democrats and by the very many people he helped and inspired over the years. He was much loved, and his untimely death at 67 years of age is a loss to us all.”
There will be a private, family funeral and then a memorial event in early July.