David Barker's Website

intending to Stand as an independent candidate for Common Councilman in Farringdon Within!

Thank you for visiting my website to find out more about my intent to stand for election as a Common Councilman in Farringdon Within!

On the website I've shared projects I'm already involved with in communities combined with the work I do as a social entrepreneur.

I also recently won an award for my charity work featured in City Matters that may be of interest: https://www.citymatters.london/david-barker-scoops-herald-award

I believe election candidates should be judged by what they already do to benefit society as a citizen and not just what is said in an election campaign. I hope you can see the efforts I'm already making, and will continue to make, to help improve society for all!

I would love to hear from you and discuss how I can best represent you in Farringdon Within. I am very happy to have a call or arrange a face-to-face meeting. My email address is david@davidbarker.london and my mobile is 07510 674 359.

I look forward to hearing from you and speaking soon.

David Barker FRSA,
Farringdon Within.

In the Community

Some of the projects I volunteer with include:

Community Chess Club

Co-founder of community chess club Portsoken Ward, City of London where we meet every Saturday in a local cafe.

An excellent way for elderly local people to stay mentally active whilst engaging and supporting our youth to develop new skills!

Green Energy

Founding Director of City of London Community Energy working in partnership with the housing estates.

Middlesex Street Estate will be the first to launch solar panels by the end of 2020 after which we plan to scale up across the City of London!

Community Events

Director of Aldgate Community Events, bringing arts, performances and activities to the Aldgate area.

We have successfully launched projects including a community play, Exhibitions in a Suitcase and Winter Wonderland.

School Governor

Governor of Ada Lovelace School, a new school launched in 2018 with a special focus on technology.

Scrutiny Panel Member

City of London Police Community Scrutiny Panel Member as a resident of the Middlesex Street Estate.

Education Committee

Chair of Education & Training Committee at Worshipful Company of Information Technologists.

Founder of Techcentre, The Social Innovation Agency

I created Techcentre to innovate new social enterprise start-ups in partnership with charities to tackle issues we face in society. Example innovations to-date include:

Popup Skills Academies

After researching why so many people are trapped in unemployment, I invested in developing popup skills academies that can open anywhere in the UK and train people long-term unemployed into work.

So far the popup academies have opened in 7 UK towns and cities.


Too many students graduate into unemployment or underemployment. Placer has innovated a new business model in partnership with universities to scale up work experience to increase student employability to move into worthwhile work.

Find out more here: www.placer.co.uk.

Volunteering Platform

The Volunteering Platform brings together volunteers from Livery Companies, membership organisations and employers to help schools with career talks, employability days, extracurricular activities and school governance.

Find out more here: www.thevp.org.uk.

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My autobiography was published recently and you may wish to read the Amazon reader reviews for insights into my journey trying to improve society for others.

“I met David recently. I was immediately impressed by his steely determination to tackle the injustices he sees in society and willingness to make the world a better place.”

Darryl Howes

“The passion for development, justice and young people seen in his story is amazing and can serve as a hope for many of us.”

Amal Shakeel

Contact Me

Thank you for taking the time to view my website. I look forward to hearing from you and speaking soon.

You can contact me anytime by email or via twitter:

Thank You For Your Support

David Barker, intending to stand as a candidate for Common Councilman in Farringdon Within.