David Thomas, councillor for Holywell              

David Thomas

Dr. David Thomas is a senior water engineer with international consultants Mott MacDonald. His connection with Oxford goes back to 1991 when he studied mathematics at Corpus Christi College.

He returned in 2001 and now lives with his two daughters in East Oxford. David has worked as a humanitarian engineer with Oxfam, volunteered at night shelters, drop-in centers, credit unions, and several community action projects, many of them student-driven.  He is a parent-governor at John Henry Newman Academy, and heavily involved with the development of Hog Acre eco-park off Abington Road.  For a time he ran Oxford’s Ethiopian Pop-up Restaurant, and has been Linacre college's rowing coach for many years.

David is committed to fighting for greater equality, supporting the most vulnerable in society, winning the debate on climate change, standing up for immigration, making local housing more affordable, and ensuring the wishes and views of Oxford’s citizens are listened to an acted upon. 


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