David Burrowes spoke at UKESAD outlining his own perception of the political context of addiction, treatment and recovery. He is Shadow Minister for Justice and Member of Parliament for Enfield, Southgate, after a career as a solicitor specialising in criminal law.
He was a member of the Public Administration Select Committee and has served on several Select Committees. He is particularly interested in the policy areas of drugs and alcohol, the criminal justice system, family policy, international human rights and the voluntary sector. David spent 18 months as deputy chairman of the Conservative Social Justice Policy Group?s Addictions Working Party. This group took evidence from those who work in addiction treatment or have been addicts themselves.