David Stanton

David Stanton
David Stanton TD
Teachta Dála
Assumed office
June 1997
Constituency Cork East
Personal details
Born 15 February 1957 (1957-02-15) (age 54)
County Cork
Nationality Irish
Political party Fine Gael
Spouse(s) Mary Lehane
Children 4
Alma mater University College Cork
Website stanton.ie

David Stanton (born 15 February 1957) is an Irish Fine Gael politician. He has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for Cork East since 1997.[1]

Stanton was born in County Cork. He was educated at St. Colman's Vocational School, Midleton; Sharman Crawford Technical Institute, Cork and University College Cork where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Mathematical Science. Before entering politics, he was a woodwork and technical drawing teacher and a career guidance counsellor in St. Colman's Community College in Midleton. He is married to Mary Lehane and they have four sons.

Stanton was first elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1997 general election and has retained his seat ever since.[2] He was party Front Bench spokesperson on Social and Family Affairs, and Equality from 2004–07. Prior to this he acted as deputy spokesperson on Education and Science, and spokesperson on Labour Affairs, Consumer Rights and Trade from 1997–2002. From 2007–2010, he was party Assistant Chief Whip (Dáil Reform) with special responsibility for Disability Issues. In July 2010, he was appointed party spokesperson on Defence.[3]

In October 2011, he called for summertime to be extended.[4][5]


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Preceded by
John Mulvihill
(Labour Party)
Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Cork East

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