Not The Real David Lepper

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Gender MALE
Industry Government
Occupation Member of Parliament
Location Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom
Introduction The real David and Jeane Lepper have lived in Brighton for over 30 years. Their son, Joe – a journalist – and their daughter, Eve – a nursery nurse - were born here and went to Balfour and Dorothy Stringer Schools. David Lepper was a teacher in local State secondary schools for over 25 years. David was a local councillor for 17 years, was the first ever Labour leader of Brighton Council and was Mayor of Brighton in 1993-94. Successfully putting the case for Assisted Area Status to help bring new businesses and jobs for local people, establishing the National Minimum Wage, reform of the unfair leasehold laws, tougher environmental protection and improving our town centres, have been political priorities for David. At Westminster David Lepper is a member of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee and chairs the Broadcasting Select Committee. He is also chair of the cross-party groups on Town centre management and EnglishLanguage Teaching. A public transport user David welcomes Labour's ten-year plan for investment in our bus and rail network.
Interests The real David Lepper is a trustee of ARDIS – a Brighton charity working for those with Alzheimer's disease. For many years he was a director (unpaid) of Lighthouse Media and of the Brighton Youth Orchestra and a patron of Brighton and Hove Schools Rugby Association, Age Concern, Body Positive and Sussex Beacon. He is a fan of professional cycling, he helped bring the Tour de France to Brighton in 1994.