David Mackintosh is Leader of Northampton Borough Council. He is Borough Councillor for Rectory Farm in Northampton and Northamptonshire County Councillor for Billing and Rectory Farm.
David is also the Conservative Parliamentary candidate for Northampton South seeking to be elected to the House of Commons when Brian Binley retires as a Member of Parliament at the General Election in 2015. David was selected at an Open Primary in December 2013 which was open to all registered voters who live in the constituency.
David was first elected to Northamptonshire County Council in June 2009 and to Northampton Borough Council in May 2011. He was re-elected as a County Councillor in May 2013.
He became the youngest ever Leader of Northampton Borough Council in November 2011 and had previously served as Cabinet member for Community Services on the County Council.
David was born in Northampton and grew up in the county. He attended Roade School before studying at the University of Durham.
He lives in Great Billing and is actively involved in the local community working as a School Governor at Ecton Brook Primary School and with Northamptonshire Police to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour.
David represents Northampton Borough Council on the Board of The Northampton Theatres Trust overseeing The Royal and Derngate Theatres.
David is a board member of Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership and the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership. He also sits as a member of the Improvement and Innovation Board at the national Local Government Association.
David is a Patron of The Hope Centre in Northampton helping homeless people in the town.