David McAllister MEP – Vice Chairmen

Christian Democrat Union, Germany


From 1991 to 1994 I was district chairman of the “Junge Union”, the German Christian Democrats’ (CDU) youth organization, and from 2001 to 2002 I was Mayor of Bad Bederkesa. For me, local politics is something I care deeply about and also forms the basis for my work at state level in Hanover. Anyone who reflects on the political goals of a state, or who wants to help pave the way for both a future- and family-oriented country, needs to know the concerns of the locals and how they think. Because that’s what it’s all about – the people themselves.

David James McAllister
With my wife Dunja (née Kolleck) and my two daughters I live in Bad Bederkesa (district of Cuxhaven). My family with their calming influence is the centre of my life. I was born in Berlin on January 12th 1971.

National Military Service
1989 – 1991 regular soldier serving addtional voluntary military service in the 74th Armoured Batalion in Cuxhaven-Altenwalde

Professional Carreer
1991 – 1996 Studies of law at Hanover University with a scholarship awarded by the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation
1996 First State Exam in Law
1998 Second State Exam in Law
since 1998 Lawyer
2012 Honorary doctorate of the University of Edinburgh

Political Career
1991 – 1994 District chairman of the youth organization of the CDU (Christian Democratic Union) in Cuxhaven
2001 – 2002 Mayor of the town of Bad Bederkesa
1998 – 2014 Member of the Federal State Parliament of Lower Saxony
2003 – 2010 Chairman of the CDU in the Federal State Parliament of Lower Saxony
2008 – 2016 Party Chairman of the CDU in Lower Saxony
2010 – 2013 Prime Minister of Lower Saxony
since 2014 Member of the European Parliament
since 2014 Vice Chairman of the International Democrat Union (IDU)
since 2015 Vice-President of the European People’s Party (EPP)
since 2017 Chairman of the European Parliament’s Committee of Foreign Affairs