Biography of David Jamieson
David Jamieson is born and bred in the West Midlands.
David attended Tudor Grange Grammar School, Solihull and later
qualified as a teacher of mathematics from St Peter's C of E
College, Saltley, Birmingham. Also, he has a degree in Social
Science and Management from the Open University. He taught in
schools across the Midlands before moving to Plymouth as a Vice
Principal of a large community college. David served as an MP from
1992 to 2005. From 1997 to 2005 David was a Government
As a backbench MP, in 1995 he was successful in putting through
Parliament a Private Member's Bill, Activity Centres(Young Persons'
Safety) Act 1995, following the tragic loss of life of four young
constituents in the Lyme Bay. By bringing in proper inspection of
Activity Centres, this Act has been instrumental in saving many
children's lives in the last 20 years.
David is vastly experienced in issues relating to community
safety and policing from his roles as an MP, local Councillor in
Solihull and as a former member of the West Midlands Police &
Crime Panel. As a Transport Minister David worked closely with the
Police on road safety issues, was instrumental in giving Police the
powers to seize un-insured vehicles and making it illegal to drive
whilst using a handheld mobile phone.
As the Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands since
August 2014, he has put the needs victims at the heart of his
strategy. Also, he has recognised the vital part the police play in
the economic welfare of our region. He has pioneered the use of
public hearings into matters of great concern to the public. The
first of these related to the prolonged road closure on the M6 in
February 2016 which brought together the police, Highways
England and local council Highways Officers which resulted in
recommendations for closer working together of the various
partners. In the Spring of 2016, he successfully lobbied the
government to get changes to the law on offensive weapons. This
resulted in Zombie knives being banned from sale in Britain.
He has been involved with the charity Cricket Without Boundaries
which promotes HIV/AIDS education of children in central Africa. He
has visited Uganda and Kenya and raised money for this worthy
cause. The work of this charity is now expanding into combatting
the horrific practice of female genital mutilation (FGM).
He is a governor of Kingshurst Primary School in North
He continues to play an active part in the work of the West
Midlands Combined Authority.
David lives in Solihull with his wife, Patricia.