David Heyes

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David Heyes
David Heyes MP.jpg
Member of Parliament
for Ashton under Lyne
In office
7 June 2001 – 30 March 2015
Preceded byRobert Sheldon
Succeeded byAngela Rayner
Majority9,094 (23.7%)
Personal details
Born (1946-04-02) 2 April 1946 (age 73)
Blackley, Lancashire, England
Political partyLabour
Spouse(s)Judith Egerton-Gallagher
Alma materOpen University

David Alan Heyes (born 2 April 1946) is a British Labour Party politician and former Member of Parliament (MP) for Ashton under Lyne from 2001 to 2015.

Early life[edit]

Heyes was born in Blackley, Manchester and was educated at the Blackley Technical High School on Dommett Street and was awarded a BA in Social sciences from the Open University in 1987. He joined Manchester City Council in 1962 as a local government officer, before joining Greater Manchester County Council in 1974. He was appointed as a principal local government officer with the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham Council in 1987, leaving local government employment in 1990 to set up as a graphic designer. In 1995 he was appointed deputy district manager of Manchester Citizens Advice Bureau where he remained until his election to parliament.

He has been a member of the trade union UNISON, and its predecessor the NALGO, since 1962. He was elected as a councillor in Oldham in 1992 and was secretary of the Labour group from 1993 to 2000; he stood down from the council in 2004.

Parliamentary career[edit]

Following the retirement of Ashton's veteran Labour MP Robert Sheldon at the 2001 General Election, he represented the seat in the House of Commons until 2015.

He has served as a member of the public administration select committee since 2001 and has fought for compensation for residents living alongside the M60 motorway.[1]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Judith Egerton-Gallagher, and they have a son and a daughter.


  1. ^ "M60 neighbours 'treated unfairly'". BBC News. 6 October 2005. Retrieved 7 September 2012.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Robert Sheldon
Member of Parliament for Ashton under Lyne
Succeeded by
Angela Rayner