Daniel lives in Oxford with his wife Janine and their young son Joshua. He works for a national Christian charity, is Deputy Chairman of Oxford East Conservative Association, and worships at Emmanuel Church.
Growing up in east Belfast, Daniel couldn’t help but be impacted by the political legacy of ‘The Troubles’, experiencing first-hand both political mastery and political ineptitude. Interest grew both into activism and study – he studied Modern History and Politics at Queens University Belfast, before deciding one degree wasn’t enough and studying 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.