David Martin Hinchliffe
(born 14 October 1948
) is a politician in the United Kingdom
. He was Labour member of Parliament
, from 1987 to 2005 when he stood down and was replaced by Mary Creagh
He went to Lawefield Lane Primary School, then Cathedral School (now the Cathedral C of E High School) on Thornes Road
in Wakefield. After Wakefield Technical College, he went to Leeds Metropolitan University
, where he gained a CQSW in 1971. He gained an MA
in Social Work and Community Work from the University of Bradford
in 1978. He was a social worker in Leeds from 1968-79. He was a Social Work tutor for Kirklees
Council from 1980-7.
He was Chair of the Health Select Committee. He was a founder and first secretary of the All-Party Parliamentary Rugby League Group in 1987.
He married Julia North on 17 July 1982
. They have a son (born October 1985) and daughter (born May 1988).