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David Howarth

David Howarth, Commissioner


Term: 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2018

David Howarth was MP for Cambridge until 2010, having previously served as Leader of Cambridge City Council and as a local councillor for 17 years. He was Liberal Democrat Shadow Secretary of State for Justice from 2008-10, and, previously, a member of the Commons' Constitutional Affairs and Justice select committees. He is University Reader in Private Law at the University of Cambridge, a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge and Associate Fellow of the Centre for Science and Policy at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge.

He is also a Trustee of the Collections Trust and an honorary Cambridge City councillor. He was also appointed, in March 2012, as a Member of Council of Advisers, Rand (Europe); a Member of the Advisory Board of Liberal Insight and to the Advisory Board of Women’s Parliamentary Radio.

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