David Arthur Stephen Tredinnick
(born 19 January 1950) is a Conservative
politician in the United Kingdom
He is a former officer in the Grenadier Guards and is Member of Parliament for Bosworth (essentially Hinckley and Bosworth) first elected in 1987.
He went to Eton College
, then St John's College, Oxford
, gaining a MLitt
. He then went to the Graduate School of Business at Cape Town University
, where he gained an MBA
. From 1972-3, he was a trainee at EB Savory Miln & Co stockbrokers, then in 1974 he was an account executive at Quadrant Int in 1974. In 1976, he was a salesman at Kalle Infotech UK, and sales manager at Word Right Word Processing from 1977-8. From 1978-9, he was a consultant at Baird Communications NV, and marketing manager at QI Europe Ltd from 1979-81. He was manager at Malden Mitcham Properties from 1981-7.
He contested Cardiff South and Penarth
in 1983. He was once a Parliamentary Private Secretary
, but was forced resign and was suspended for 20 days after he was found to have accepted a £1000 bribe
to ask questions in Parliament, popularly known as the Cash for questions
affair. He has been a Member of Parliament for over 20 years making him one of the most long standing MP's.
He married Rebecca Shott in 1983 and has a daughter (born February 1987) and son (born July 1989). They live in London