David Kurten is the UKIP Education Spokesman and was elected onto the London Assembly in May 2016. He sits on the Transport, Housing and Evironment Committees and the Education Panel of the Assembly. He is also a member of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA) which oversees the running of the London Fire Brigade.
He stood in the 2015 General Election for UKIP in Camberwell and Peckham in south London. Before entering politics, he was a Chemistry teacher for many years. He currently speaks on educational matters on behalf of UKIP.