Country: Germany
  • BRU:
    ASP 14E140 (Altiero Spinelli)
    Parlement européen
    60, rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
    B-1047 Bruxelles / Brussel
    Phone: +32 (0)2 2838130
    Fax:+32 (0)2 2839130
  • STR:
    LOW T12087 (Louise Weiss)
    Parlement européen
    Allée du Printemps
    BP 1024/F
    F-67070 Strasbourg cedex
    Phone: +33 (0)3 88 175130
    Fax:+33 (0)3 88 179130
My Positions in Parliament:
  • Chair - Foreign Affairs
  • Member - Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands
  • Member - EPP Group Bureau
  • Member - Conference of Committee Chairs
  • Member - United States
  • Member - NATO
  • Substitute - Constitutional Affairs
  • Substitute - Serbia
  • Substitute - Security and Defence

Curriculum vitae

David McAllister was born in Berlin in 1971 where he grew up with his father James (a British civil servant), his mother Mechthild (a music teacher) and his two sisters. In 1982, his parents moved from Berlin to Bad Bederkesa. He still lives there today with his wife and two daughters.

He finished secondary school in 1989 and joined the German army from 1989 till 1991. From 1991 till 1996 he studied law at Hanover University with a scholarship awarded by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. He did his 1st State Exam in Law in 1996, and his 2nd State Exam in 1998. He has been a lawyer ever since. He received an Honorary Doctorate from Edinburgh University in 2012. He is a fellow of the German Marshall Fund of the US.

His political career started in 1998 becoming a Member of the State Parliament of Lower Saxony (until 2014). He was also the Mayor of his hometown Bad Bederkesa from 2001-2002, Secretary-General of the CDU in Lower Saxony from 2002-2003, and Chairman of the CDU Group in the State Parliament from 2003-2010. He was Party Chairman of the CDU in Lower Saxony from 2008-2016. He served as Prime Minister of Lower Saxony from 2010 till 2013. Member of the CDU Executive Committee since February 2014. MEP since July 2014. Since November 2014 Vice President of IDU (International Democrat Union). Since October 2015 Vice President of the EPP (European People's Party).


In Progress


Press releases

09.10.2018 - 12:56

Western Balkans: good progress but still work to be done

"The countries in the Western Balkans are our close partners - geographically, historically and economically. All six have a clear European perspective - our European house will not be complete...
06.06.2018 - 15:33

Further EU assistance lies now in hands of Ukraine

On Tuesday, the EPP Working Group on Foreign Affairs debated the EU's Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) for Ukraine ahead of a plenary vote next week. Following that, several key spokespeople...
Engineer sitting at control panel of nuclear power station
12.12.2017 - 16:29

Europeans expect more foreign policy and defence cooperation

“Permanent Structured Cooperation should be funded from the EU budget whereas Federica Mogherini needs to assume her responsibility as Vice-President of the European Commission and needs to...



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