David Elvidge was first elected to the East Riding of Yorkshire Council representing the Minster & Woodmansey Ward in 2011 following time on Beverley Town Council where he served as Mayor in 2009 – 2010. He is currently the chair of the Environment and Regeneration Scrutiny Committee, Veterans Champion and Chair of the Community Covenant Delivery Group, which along with his Ward work keeps him busy, but is all extremely rewarding. He was born in Beverley, where he continues to live with his wife Janet and they share their house with three Siberian Huskies, Paige, Snowball and Mr Spock. He also has a grown-up son Alex. His working life has involved and continues to involve motor vehicles. He trained as an apprentice mechanic at East Riding College where he subsequently returned and studied further engineering and then health and safety qualifications. To date he continues to work as a Quality Assurance Manager for a large workshop.