Daniel lives in Oxford with his wife Janine and their two young children. He works for a national Christian charity and the family worship at Emmanuel Church Oxford.
Daniel studied Modern History and Politics at Queens University Belfast, coming to Oxford to study an MPhil in Politics at the University of Oxford. He takes undue pride in being an amateur psephologist, is a reluctant statistician and an enthusiastic historian. He also has a marginally unhealthy interest in Doctor Who and runs a separate blog on the show.
After initially getting involved in Northern Irish politics, he joined the Conservative Party in 2007 and has been an active member of the party ever since. He stood for election in several local contests and been involved in two general election campaigns in the Oxford East constituency.