David comes from three generations of Sidwicks that have lived in Bournemouth West. He went to St Luke’s School and then Bournemouth School. Apart from his time at Bristol University he has always resided in Bournemouth. After a successful career in the pharmaceutical industry, in 2000 he opened a highly regarded medical education consultancy. Since 2006 he has been a governor and is now Vice-Chair of Governors at Bournemouth School.
He believes passionately that Bournemouth is a very special place and that the Conservative Party is best placed to deliver a prosperous and thriving future for all its residents. David is running to serve Dorset as Police and Crime Commissioner at the May 2021 election.