David Skelton

  • Deputy Director and Head of Research, 2011-2013
David Skelton


David has worked at the forefront of politics, policy development and public service reform for over a decade.  He has also worked extensively in the private sector and with senior politicians and decision makers, with a focus on public sector reform.  He has written regularly for a  number of publications, including The Guardian, New Statesman, Prospect, Platform 10, Left Foot Forward and Conservative Home, as well as appearing on BBC Radio and TV and Sky News.

David’s major policy interests include economic regeneration, spreading opportunity through education and re-engaging working class communities. He also commentates regularly on general political issues.

David was born and brought up in Consett, County Durham.  He was the Conservative Parliamentary candidate for North Durham at the last election, gaining a swing of almost 9%. He supports Sunderland AFC.

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