David Crausby


David Crausby was re-elected MP for Bolton North East on May 7th 2015 with 18541 votes, taking 43.0% of the vote.

David Crausby was born in Bury and was educated locally at the Derby Grammar School (now Derby High School) on Radcliffe Road in the town and at Bury Technical College on Market Street. He began a career as a turner, becoming an apprentice centre lathe turner in 1962, leaving the profession in 1978 to take up the position of convenor at the Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union, in which position he remained until his election to the House of Commons. He was elected a councillor in 1979 to the then Bury District Council, and served until 1992.

He contested Bury North, having been just elected as Chairman of the local constituency Labour Party, at the 1987 General Election but was defeated by the sitting Conservative MP Alistair Burt by 6,911 votes. He contested the Conservative-held marginal seat of Bolton North East at the 1992 General Election where the sitting MP Peter Thurnham was defending an 813 majority. The election in Bolton North East proved another tight tussle and Crausby failed to dislodge Thurnham by just 185. Thurnham retired at the 1997 General Election, having crossed the floor to join the Liberal Democrats on 12 October 1996. Crausby had no problem defeating the new Conservative candidate, Rob Wilson, by 12,669, and he has remained the MP there since, though his majority fell to 8,422 in 2001 and 4,103 in 2005. He made his maiden speech on 17 July 1997, in which he remembered the inventor of the spinning mule Samuel Crompton who was born in Bolton.[1]

In parliament, David Crausby joined the Social Security Select Committee in 1999, and was a member of the Defence Select Committee between the 2001 General Election and 2010. He voted against the Iraq War in 2003.

He married Enid Anne Noon in 1965 in Bury and they have two sons.

Constituency: Bolton North East

Constituency Address: 570 Blackburn Road

Constituency Tel: 01204 303340

Date of Birth: 17 June 1946

Email: crausbyd@parliament.uk

Party: Labour

Personal Website: http://www.davidcrausby.co.uk

Westminster Address: House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA

Westminster Tel: 020 7219 4092

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