BathNES Liberal Democrats
Serving Bath and North East Somerset
Working For You - All Year Round
by Ben Stevens
David Bellotti was reelected to represent Lyncombe Ward in 2011, and is the Cabinet Member for Resources.
David was born in Exeter, Devon. He holds a Master of Arts Degree in Education Policy and Decision Making, and is a qualified Counsellor and Youth Worker. He now works full time as a Liberal Democrat Councillor. David is married with two children and lives in Lyncombe.
David has been active in public life and is an experienced councillor. He has served on town, district and county councils and as an MP for Eastbourne - David was the first ever Liberal Democrat MP to be elected. He was Chair of Sussex Police Authority and Chair of East Sussex County Council. He was also Chair of Governors at Lewes Tertiary College. More recently he was a non-executive Director of Connexions West of England and of LACORS (Local Authorities Coordinators of Regulatory Services). He was Chair of B&NES Council 2008-09. David is currently Deputy Chair of the Children and Young People Board at the Local Government Association.
David believes that the Council should listen more carefully to residents and involve them in its decision making processes. He has always believed that a Council's priorities should be to support older people and to give children the best possible start in life.
Locally, David is keen to preserve the conservation area in Lyncombe, reduce the speed of traffic, support local shops and keep the neighbourhood clean.