David founded the Apoliticals in 2007 and stood as our Apolitical candidate for Newbury in the General Election 2010.
He joined the army as an apprentice at age 16, and has lived locally since he first came to Newbury with the army in 1981. Army-trained as a land surveyor, he currently works as a builder.
He is married to Charlie Farrow with 4 children, all of whom went to St Barts, 2 are still at University – the other two are degree qualified and gainfully employed, one as a teacher, the other as an event manager. David is a former parent governor at their school.
He is keen to get away from the kind of knee jerk tribal politics that can see a donkey elected simply for sporting a particular colour of rosette. He believes that a councillor should represent the wishes of the voters, rather than their own or their party’s interests.
David’s aim is to provide a counter balance to discredited, big-party tribal politics and a credible alternative to the usual out-of-touch politicians.