David Campbell Bannerman

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David Campbell Bannerman, MEP

David Campbell Bannerman (born 28 May 1960, Bombay, India) is an MEP for the East of England for the Conservative Party.

A former Conservative special adviser to Northern Ireland Secretary Sir Patrick Mayhew, Campbell Bannerman left the Tories to join right-wing "Eurosceptics" the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) in 2004. He was elected as an MEP for UKIP in 2009. He subsequently defected to rejoin the Tories in 2011.[1]

He is a vocal supporter of Brexit and adivsory board member of Leave Means Leave.


Record and Controversies

Declaration of Financial Interests

  • Nothing to declare.[2]

Record of Parliamentary Votes

Date Name of Document MEPs Vote
13.03.2012 Should there be an obligatory quota of at least 40% (by 2020) of female representation in the management boards imposed on companies? Against
16.02.2012 Should the European Parliament have a single seat (instead of two, Strasbourg and Brussels)? For
15.02.2012 Should the Eurozone Member States pool their public debts by creating Eurobonds? Against
15.12.2011 Should public access to EU documents be made easier? For
14.12.2011 Should the EU have a stronger and united defence policy? Against
17.11.2011 Should nuclear energy be phased out? Against
25.10.2011 Should a global tax on carbon emissions be introduced? Absent
28.09.2011 Should the European Commission supervise the budgets and economic policies of the Member States and apply sanctions for non-compliance with EU-agreed rules on fiscal discipline? Against
05.07.2011 Should the cultivation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in the EU be made more restrictive? Against
20.10.2010 Should the minimum length of the maternity leave on full pay be extended from 14 to 20 weeks? Absent
09.02.2010 Should the proposed Barosso II Commission be appointed for the 2009-2014 term? Against
*Source: www.votewatch.eu

Personal Information

Curriculum Vitae

  • MA (Hons.) (Economics and Politics), University of Edinburgh (1979-1983); exchange scholarship to Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania (1981-1982). Corporate communications and advertising agencies (1983-1996). Special adviser to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (peace process) (1996-1997). Communication Director, Association of Transoperative Companies, London (1997-1999). Head of Communications, Website Division, United News and Media PLC (2000). Public relations consultant (including Bunson Manteller, London) (2001- ).
  • In the UK Independence Party: Chairman (2005-2006); Deputy Leader and Head of Policy (2006- ). Contractual agent working for the Independence and Democracy Group co-leader (2005-2006).
  • Councillor, Tunbridge Wells Borough Council (Chairman of Highways and Transportation) (1992-1996).
  • Chairman of the Bow Group (UK Conservative think tank) (1993-1994). Screenwriter, feature films (2001- ).


Parlement européen
Bât. Altiero Spinelli
60, rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
B-1047 Bruxelles/Brussel
+32 (0)2 28 45733
+32 (0)2 28 49733
david.campbellbannerman AT europarl.europa.eu
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  1. BBC News, UKIP MEP Campbell Bannerman defects to Conservatives, accessed 24 January 2013
  2. European Parliament, Declaration of Members' Financial Interests: David Campbell Bannerman, 18 June 2009, accessed 03 November 2009.