I moved to Ipswich in December 1985. I have been involved in politics since 1979 and soon became the Chairman of the local branch in a village in Essex. I am married with three children, six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. My two youngest children have a computer company in Ipswich, which employs about forty local people. I am retired.
I became an Ipswich Borough Councillor in 1999. I represented the Broomhill Ward for four years and then the Castlehill Ward till May 2019, when I retired from the Borough to spend more time working at the County level. I was elected to the County Council in May 2017 to represent the Whitehouse and Whitton Division. I have also represented the people of Ipswich as Mayor from May 2009 to May 2010.
Apart from dealing with the usual highway problems, I am kept busy attending various committees and outside bodies and I am a member of The Big Lottery (BLT) in North West Ipswich.
I became a Councillor to engage with local people and to make Suffolk a place where people want to live, work and bring up their families.
I can be contacted at David.Goldsmith@suffolk.gov.uk