David Morris is the Member of Parliament for Morecambe and Lunesdale and was first elected in May 2010. He was re-elected in May 2015 with an increased majority and again in 2017 and 2019 both with an increased number of votes.
In January 2023 David secured £50 million pounds of Government funding to allow Eden Project North to go ahead. This Project is something David has worked on since July 2012, and has many twists and turns along the way.
Aswell as delivering the Eden Project, since being elected in 2010, David has secured the building of the £124.5 Million Heysham M6 Link Road, secured Heysham as the site for a new nuclear build, delivered a GP lead NHS Same Day Service in Morecambe, campaigned for more trains to stop at Carnforth, secured funding for the Winter Gardens , secured funding for schools, campaigned to improve NHS services locally and has enabled the residents of Sunderland Point to build sea defences to protect the point from coastal erosion and storm to name a few things David has worked on.
David has served as a Parliamentary Private Secretary to several Secretaries of State. He was a PPS from 2014-16 to the Secretary of State for Wales, from 2016-2017 to the Secretary of State to Scotland, from 2017 to 2018 to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. In 2018 David was the PPS to the Minister for Immigration until September 2018 and PPS to the Secretary of State for Education and until June 2019. David was PPS to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government until July 2019.In July 2022 David was made an Assistant Government Whip and held that post until End Sept 2022.
David served as a Member of the Science and Technology Committee from 2010-2015 and a Member of the Public Administration and Constitutional Reform Committee from 2017 to 2019.He was also on the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee 2014-15, and the Administration Committee from 2012 to 2014.
David has recently been appointed to the EU / U.K. Parliamentary Partnership Association and is a full Member of the Parliamentary Assembly on the Council of Europe.
David was also the first ever self-employment ambassador to the Government during Prime Minister David Cameron’s tenure.
David has served on the Parliamentary Space Committee (APPG) since 2010 and served as its Chair from 2013 until July 2022. In July 2022 David was appointed as the UK National Space Champion, a post he still holds.
David lives in Heysham with his wife Emma, and daughter Chloe.