David Hanson 15.photoshootBorn: 5th July 1957 in Liverpool

Political career

From 1992: MP for Delyn, having contested the seat in 1987, Cheshire West (Euro) in 1984 and Eddisbury in 1983

2015 member on the Speakers Panel of Chairs

2015 Shadow Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Minister

2013 Shadow Immigration Minister

2011 Shadow Policing Minister

2010 Shadow Exchequer Secretary

2010 Shadow Minister at the Home Office, Ministry of Justice and The Treasury

2009 Policing and Security Minister at the Home Office

2007 Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice

2007 Appointed to the Privy Council

2005-2007 Minister of State for Northern Ireland

2001-2005 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister

1999-2001 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales

1998-1999 Junior Government Whip

1997-1998 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chief Secretary to the Treasury

1994-1997 Leader’s campaign team with responsibility for National Heritage

1995-1997 Member of the Public Service Select Committee

1992-1997 Member of the Welsh Affairs Committee

1989-1991 Leader Labour Group & Chair Economic Development, Vale Royal Borough Council

1983-1991 Councillor, Vale Royal Borough Council

1978-1979: Vice-President, Hull University Students’ Union

Non-political career

National Director of Re-Solve, Society for the Prevention of Solvent Abuse

Regional Manager for Scope

Retail Manager Co-operative Society


Hull University

Verdin Comprehensive School, Winsford


Political Interests: Foreign Affairs, Health, Heritage, Local Government, South Africa, Solvent Abuse, Justice.

Non-Political Interests: cinema, football and reading


Married to Margaret and has two sons and two daughters

“I have been very proud to represent Delyn since 1992.

I live in the constituency as well as maintaing a full-time constituency office and holding regular advice surgeries across the constituency.

From the general election of 2001 until the 2005 election, I was Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, Tony Blair. This position was an honour not just for me, but also for the whole of Delyn. I was the link between the Prime Minister and other MPs and kept him in touch with opinions within Parliament.

Between 2005-2010 I was Minister of State at Northern Ireland, the Ministry of Justice and the Home Office. I was Shadow Exchequer Secretary in 2010 and Shdow Policing Minister in 2011. I am currently Shadow Minister for Immigration.

The needs of my constituents are my first priority.”