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Brexit Party Candidate for Birmingham Edgebaston David Jonathon Wilks

David Jonathon Wilks

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David Wilks PPC Edgbaston, Birmingham. Biog- 16-10-19

Pro local business with over 20 years of experience owning and managing small businesses.

Wants to rejuvenate Town High Streets by scrapping business rates for small independent town centre traders. Replacing it with a small levy on large internet retailers.

Pro Europe, anti-EU. Wants to build on friendships and trade with European friends and business partners.

Will focus on solving housing shortage for first-time buyers and young people—with central and local government incentivised schemes.

I was born in 1975 to a working-class family. My father was an Electrician and my mother worked mainly as a cleaner in local schools. We were quite poor and lived hand to mouth most weeks until I was in my teens.

I attended Streetly Comprehensive School, left at 16 to seek my fortune in the working world. I have worked for many utility/supplier companies over the years beginning my trade knocking doors residentially. I have worked my way up through the industry and today I am in control of the growth and performance for one of the newest energy companies in the marketplace with a customer base of over 1.6 million.

I also built my own online comparison website alongside my day job offering customer savings on many say to day bills and financial products.

My wife and I celebrated our 10th Anniversary last year and we currently live within the Edgbaston constituency with our lovely family.

I am ideologically a natural conservative. I believe in hard work, self-reliance, low tax, small government. I voted Leave in 2016 as I believe the UK will be better off in control of its own affairs. I joined the Brexit Party as it offered a way of doing something about the mounting frustration I felt at Teresa May’s abject failure to deliver the democratically expressed will of the people.

I will give the people of Edgbaston, Birmingham the chance to vote for a candidate and Party committed to an honest and true Brexit, where the country is in control of its own money, laws and borders.


Birmingham Edgebaston is a 52.65% remain area and is winnable.

In the last parliamentary election the winner was Preet Gill a Labour Hold (15.9% majority) Turnout 64% (Total electorate: 68091)

The results were

Preet Gill LAB 24,124 55.3% +10.5
Caroline Squire CON 17,207 39.5% +1.2
Colin Green LIB 1,564 3.6% +0.7
Alice Kiff GRE 562 1.3% -2.0
Oth OTH 155 0.4%
Last four MPs
2017 Preet Gill LABOUR
2015 Gisela Stuart LABOUR
2010 Gisela Stuart LABOU

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Former Labour/Co-operative  for Birmingham, Edgbaston

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 2017 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election

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Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.

4. Visits outside the UK

Name of donor: World Vision UK
Address of donor: 11 Belgrave Road, London SW1V 1RB

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): International flights £1,234.90; accommodation, food, internal flights and other in-country costs £1,170; total £2,404.90

Destination of visit: West Nile, Uganda

Dates of visit: 14 - 19 September 2018

Purpose of visit: Visit World Vision programmes in 
South Sudanese refugee camps.

(Registered 22 November 2018)

Name of donor: Save the Children
Address of donor: 
St John’s Lane, London EC1M 4AR

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): International flights £450; accommodation £540; food £50; total £1,040

Destination of visit: USA

Dates of visit: 15-17 July 2019

Purpose of visit: Visit the 
UN to understand the UK’s global influence.

(Registered 02 August 2019)

Name of donor: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Address of donor: 500 5th Ave N, Seattle, 
WA 98109

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Accommodation £1,590; flights £1,092.55 flights; total £2,682.55

Destination of visit: 
New York, USA

Dates of visit: 23-27 September 2018

Purpose of visit: To attend Goalkeepers 2018 event.

(Registered 07 August 2019)

8. Miscellaneous

Non Executive Unpaid Director for Spring Housing Association. (Registered 05 July 2017)

From 23 July 2018, unpaid Vice President of the Local Government Association (LGA), which works with councils to support, promote and improve local government. (Registered 28 August 2018)

From 22 September 2017, a trustee of the West Bromwich Albion Foundation, which is the charity of West Bromwich Albion Football Club, designed to connect with and support local communities. (Registered 11 December 2018)

From 10 April 2019, Vice-President of West Midlands Labour Finance and Industry Group (WM LFIG), which exists to facilitate constructive dialogue between the Government and prominent persons from industry, finance and the professions within the West Midlands. (Registered 12 April 2019)

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