David Crausby was born in Bury and was educated at the
He worked as an engineer in both Bury and
He was elected a councillor in 1979 to the then Bury district council and served until 1992 where he was the chair of housing.
He first contested Bolton North East for the Labour Party in 1992, where he lost by only 185 votes.
He would stay with the seat and become the MP at the 1997 election with a majority of 12,669.
During his time as MP he has worked to gain university status for the town, campaigned successfully for leasehold reform, helped secure a commitment from the government to rail electrification in Bolton, voted against the
He was a member of the defence select committee from 2001-2010, where he served as Vice Chair and is chair of the
His key political interests are defence, housing, trade and industry.
He lives in