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Councillor David Heaton

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Councillor David Heaton

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Councillor David Heaton OP returns to talk to the Sixth Form

Like many Old Peterites, David Heaton has returned to York, after time away at university and starting his career. David is now fully involved in York life, contributing to his local community and recently being elected as a Councillor for Holgate.

David left St Peter’s in 2006 after ten years here and we were delighted to welcome him back for lunch to talk about his life in Politics, so far, as well as the work and importance of York City Council to all of us.

Since a teenager David has been a committed supporter of the Labour Party and fought the 2005 mock election at school for a socialist party of his own which he devised – after a friend won the coin toss to be the official Labour Party candidate. Sixth Formers were keen to ask about the 2019 General Election and the Labour leadership race – and David answered their questions fully and openly.

Ben Fuller, who has organised this series of invitation lunches for the last ten years, said “It’s great to see an Old Peterite and former politics student putting politics into action. We were all pleased to have him back in school enthusing students of all political views about the importance of serving the local community and the work the council does in the city.”