David Weeks is a former Conservative Leader of Westminster City Council and served on the council from 1974 to 1998.
From 1977 to 1979 he was the chief whip of the council's ruling Conservative group and he chaired the Housing committee from 1979 to 1983. Whilst he served as the deputy leader from 1983 to 1991 (and acting leader during 1987 to 1988), he also chaired the Financial and Personnel Committee 1983-1987 and the Planning and Development Committee 1987-1991. He was the leader of the council from 1991 to 1993 during which time he also chaired the Policy and Resources Committee.
He was Leader of the Council at the time it was ordered to buy back three Westminster Cemeteries after they were sold for 5p each without proper provision for maintenance.
He was the deputy leader to Dame Shirley Porter at the time of the "Homes for votes scandal" and was found jointly liable along with Porter and others to the tune of £36 million by the District Auditor, but this was reduced on appeal by the High Court. She settled by paying only just over £12million whilst he ended up paying £44,000.