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 - Conference of Committee Chairs
  • Member - EPP Group Bureau
  • 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

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...
Flags of Serbia and the European Union
03.02.2016 - 15:13

EPP Group welcomes Serbian reform efforts

"Serbia has made substantial progress on its path towards the European Union. The opening of the first chapters in December was a well-deserved recognition of the progress made in the last few...


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