David Coburn was educated at the High School of Glasgow. He contested Old Bexley and Sidcup in 2010, and Bexley and Bromley in the 2012 London Assembly election, finishing fourth. He lives in Kensington.
David Coburn describes himself as a libertarian and he has vowed to push a hardline “libertarian agenda”. He said he wanted businesses to be free of interference from government. He has spoken out against Scottish independence.
He has opposed same-sex marriage, saying "I think it does the gay community no good whatever to cross the street to pick a fight with people of faith."
- http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/05/26/openly-gay-ukip-mep-elected-in-scotland/ Pink News "Openly gay UKIP MEP elected in Scotland" Pink News 26 May 2014
- http://www.heraldscotland.com/politics/wider-political-news/ukips-coburn-london-based-despite-scots-seat-victory.24329841 "Ukip's Coburn London-based despite Scots seat victory" The Herald
- http://www.scotlandnow.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scots-trivia-quiz-leaves-scotlands-3616594 "Scots trivia quiz leaves Scotland’s first UKIP MEP David Coburn stumped" Daily Record