Former soldier David Tredinnick has been MP for Bosworth since 1987. 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 main area of interest is health and he was a member of both the House of Commons Health Committee and the Science and Technology Committee during the 2010-2015 Parliament, having been elected to those positions by fellow MPs.

He has been Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Integrated Healthcare since 2002 (formerly Treasurer 1989-2002). His other special interests include reform in Europe, defence, environment and rural affairs, law and order and homeland security.

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.

For additional information on David Tredinnick's constituency activities follow the link to Bosworth Conservatives.

David Tredinnick has been Chairman of the All-Party Group for Integrated Healthcare (PGIH) since 2002 (formerly Treasurer). The PGIH is an All-Party Parliamentary Group based at Westminster that works to bring together the best of orthodox and complementary healthcare for the benefit of patients. The Group holds meetings on a wide variety of subjects and has been one of the best supported Groups in past Parliaments, with some open meetings attracting over 100 people.

David and the PGIH have led many successful campaigns on subjects ranging from the EU Food Supplements Directive to the regulation of practitioners of herbal medicine, acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. As Chair of the PGIH David supports wider patient choice within the NHS.

Find out more about the Group and its work.

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.