Former soldier David Tredinnick has been the MP for Bosworth since 1987. He currently serves on the House of Commons Health Committee, having been elected to the post by MPs in June 2010, and Commons Science and Technology Committee (February 2013).

David was born in 1950, and educated at Eton College, Mons Officer Cadet School, St John's College, Oxford (M.Litt), and the Graduate School of Business at Cape Town University (MBA). He has one daughter and one son.

His main area of interest is health and he has been Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Integrated Healthcare since 2002 (formerly Treasurer 1989-2002). His other special interests include defence, environment, home affairs, and information technology.


David has dealt with thousands of constituency cases as your MP.

During his time in Parliament he has led many campaigns locally, such as against excessive housing development in Hinckley & Bosworth, working to retain vital community amenities such as post offices, pubs and local shops, better road safety and to stop unnecessary travellers' sites.

David has also been active on the issue of law and order, especially antisocial behaviour concerns.

He has also supported schools and colleges throughout the constituency as well as many local charities and businesses.

Between 1997 and 2001, as the then Government was intent on joining the Euro, David took a prominent role in campaigning for Britain to keep the Pound.

David's is member of both the House of Commons Health Committee and the Science and Technology Committee having been elected to these positions by fellow MPs.


In the 1983 General Election he nearly defeated former Labour Prime Minister Jim Callaghan at Cardiff South and Penarth constituency.

In the 1987 General Election he was elected to the House of Commons as Member of Parliament for Bosworth (majority 17,016), and re-elected 1992 (majority 19,094), 1997 (majority 1,027 following a major boundary review), 2001 (majority 2,280), 2005 (majority 5,319) and 2010 (majority 5,032).


He was Chairman of the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments and Select Committee for Statutory Instruments from 1997 to 2005. David was also an Executive Member of the 1922 Committee from 1997 to 2001.

From 1988 to 1995 he was the Co-Chairman of The Future of Europe Trust (FET), which promotes understanding between West European politicians and democratically elected politicians from East Europe and the former Soviet Union. As Chairman of FET he arranged the first ever conference of elected politicians from 30 nations of both East and West Europe at Lancaster House in May 1990, which has now become an annual conference on the Future of Europe.

He was Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to The Rt Hon Sir Wyn Roberts, MP, Minister of State at the Welsh Office from 1991-1994. During the Gulf War, he was secretary for the Conservative Party Back Bench Committees on Defence from 1991 to 1992, and Foreign Affairs from 1991 to 1992.

David has sat on the Standing Committees for the 1988 Housing Act, the 1989 Electricity Act, the 1990 Environmental Protection Act, the 1992 Local Government Wales Act, the 1993 Osteopaths' Act, the 1994 Chiropractors' Act, European Standing Committee B, and the Select Committee for the Channel Tunnel Rail Link Act from 1995 to 1996.

David was the chairman of Anglo-East European Trade Co from 1991 to 1998 and was the chairman of the Ukraine Business Agency from 1992 to 1997.

His past experience includes being the manager of Malden Mitcham Properties from 1986 to 1988, the marketing manager of Q1 Europe Ltd (small business computer systems) from 1979 to 1981, and a consultant for Baird Communications, NY (small business computer systems) from 1978 to 1979. He was also a sales manager in word processing, from 1977 to 1978, a salesman for Kalle Infotec UK (Digital Facsimile) in 1976, an account executive for Quadrant International (Advertising Agency) in 1974, and worked in E.B. Savoury Milln & Co. (Stockbrokers) in 1972.

From 1968 to 1971, David was a 2nd Lieutenant with the Grenadier Guards, mainly in Northern Ireland and West Germany.


Commons' Committees

David Tredinnick was an elected Member of the Commons Health Committee and Commons Science and Technology Committee during the 2010-2015 Parliament, which are Committees appointed by the House of Commons to examine and scrutinise the Government for Health and Science policy respectively.

These Committees choose their own subjects of inquiry, which may simply consist of a single day's oral evidence or last for several months and give rise to a report to the House.

Find out more about the work of the Health Committee and Science and Technology Committee here.