David McAllister is a German politician and has been a member of the European Parliament since July 2014, where he serves as Vice Chairman of the International Democrat Union (IDU). In October 2015, McAllister was elected Vice President of the European People's Party (EPP). He is also the Vice Chairman of the International Democrat Union.
His political career started in 1998 becoming a Member of the State Parliament of Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony) until 2014. From 2003 till 2010 he served as Chairman of the CDU Group in the State Parliament of Lower Saxony. McAllister is Party Chairman of the CDU in Lower Saxony since 2008. He served as Prime Minister of Lower Saxony from 2010 till 2013.
McAllister was appointed Chair of the European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee in February. He is also a member of the European Parliament's Delegation for relations with the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, and a substitute for the Subcommittee on Security and Defence.