David Parsons CBE

Ex-Leicestershire County Council Leader

A notable politics speaker and former government official on the local, national and international stages David Parsons CBE has stood as a representative of both the Conservative and UKIP parties, he has played a major role in a number of business and economic developments in many of his local jurisdictions and is best known for serving Leicester and Leicestershire based councils for more than ten years.

Known particularly for his work in local government David Parsons CBE previously worked for Leicestershire County, Bristol City and Blaby District councils, acting as Leader for both Leicestershire and Blaby. He was Deputy Chairman of the Local Government Association and Chairman of the Improvement Board for Local Government in England and Wales and was appointed by former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott to intervene on the workings of Lincolnshire County Council and develop a reorganisation and restructuring programme.

Amongst his notable achievements David boasts a pivotal role in the creation of the East Midlands-China Business Bureau, representing the UK and the EU in developing trade links between Europe and the Far East. He was a member of the Committee of the Regions of the European Union and acted as the groups’ international politics speaker and rapporteur on the Single European Market.

David Parsons CBE was also responsible for the development of improved transport links across the East Midlands, including the construction of the A46 and the airport train station East Midlands Parkway. With a vast understanding of business and trade David Parsons CBE is not only an impressive politics speaker but is also an excellent corporate after dinner speaker; his knowledge of international markets has helped to inform a number of business groups on how to develop, expand and maintain their trade and communication with EU markets and beyond.

As a politics speaker David Parsons CBE has addressed the House of Commons on a number of occasions, most notably giving an impassioned speech on transport and communities to the Select Committee whilst in his capacity as a Parliamentary Candidate for UKIP. Representative for Lincolnshire district of South Holland and the Deepings; David Parsons CBE was one of the most successful candidates for UKIP in the 2015 General Election.

David has experience working as a public, conference and after dinner speaker, his previous roles as Chairman and Liaison for the East Midlands Regional Assembly, Member of the Regional Economic Committee and as a key presenter to the Commons Select Committee all providing him with experience speaking at high stakes events, before vast audiences and to highly respected politicians and government officials. Also available to speak on the subject of a life in the public eye and amongst some of the biggest political names of this generation David Parsons CBE is a versatile and impressive headline and keynote speaker.

To book David Parsons CBE as the politics speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling an official booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When he’s at corporate events, David is known to cover the following topics:

  • UK Politics
  • the European Union
  • Business & Trade
  • Local Government
  • UKIP
  • The General Election
  • Brexit
  • The European Union