David John ASHFORD MBE MHK
Constituency: Douglas North
Born: 1977, Douglas, Isle of Man.
Education: St Ninian's High School, Lancaster University (Edge Hill).
Career: Retail 1994-2001, bar manager 2001-2003, worked for a local insurance company 2003-2014, starting as general administrator, then senior administrator and finally as a support specialist. Since 2014 I have worked for a local project firm, acting as operations manager 2014-2015 and Chief Executive 2015-2016.
Public Service: Douglas Councillor for Victoria Ward 2008-2016.
Honours and Decorations: MBE 2020
Member of the House of Keys for Douglas North 2016-date.
Member of the Standing Orders Committee of the House of Keys 2016-date.
Member of the Standing Orders Committee of Tynwald 2016-date.
Employer Representative of the Public Sector Pensions Authority Board 2016-date.
Member of the War Pensions Committee 2021-date.
Minister: Minister for Health and Social Care 2018-2021. Minister for the Treasury 2021-2022.
Member: Cabinet Office 2016-17.
Statutory Boards: Vice-Chair of the Public Services Commission 2017-2018.
Committees of Tynwald: Member of the Select Committee on the Organization and Operation of the General Election 2016-2017; Member of the Social Affairs Policy Review Committee 2016-2018; Member of the House of Keys Management and Members' Standards Committee 2016-2021; Member of the Emoluments Committee 2016-2021; Member of the Tynwald Standards and Members' Interests Committee 2016-2021.
First elected as Member of the House of Keys for Douglas North in 2016, having unsuccessfully stood in a by-election in 2015; re-elected in 2021.
Commonwealth Parliamentary Association
Study Visits: Westminster, London 2017.