David Heyes

David Heyes
David Heyes MP
Member of Parliament
for Ashton under Lyne
Assumed office
7 June 2001
Preceded by Robert Sheldon
Majority 9,094 (23.7%)
Personal details
Born 2 April 1946 (1946-04-02) (age 65)
Manchester, Lancashire, England
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Judith Egerton-Gallagher
Alma mater Open University
Website http://www.davidheyes.com

David Alan Heyes (born 2 April 1946) is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ashton under Lyne since 2001.


Early life

Heyes was born in Manchester and was educated at the city's Blackley Technical High School (now a housing estate) on Dommett Street and was awarded a BA in Social sciences from the Open University in 1987. He joined Manchester City Council in 1962 as a local government officer, before joining Greater Manchester County Council in 1974. He was appointed as a principal local government officer with the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham Council in 1987, leaving local government employment in 1990 to set up as a graphic designer. In 1995 he was appointed deputy district manager of Manchester Citizens Advice Bureau where he remained until his election to parliament.

He has been a member of the trade union UNISON, and its predecessor the NALGO, since 1962. He was elected as a councillor in Oldham in 1992 and was secretary of the Labour group from 1993 to 2000; he stood down from the council in 2004.

Parliamentary career

Since the retirement of Ashton's veteran Labour MP Robert Sheldon at the 2001 General Election, he has represented the seat in the House of Commons.

He has served as a member of the public administration select committee since 2001 and has fought for compensation for residents living alongside the M60 motorway.[1]

Personal life

He is married to Judith Egerton-Gallagher, and they have a son and a daughter.

External links

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Robert Sheldon
Member of Parliament for Ashton under Lyne

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