Dominic Raab

Secretary Of State For Exiting The EU

Dominic Raab is a British Conservative Party politician who is Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union. Raab was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Esher and Walton in 2010. He was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice on 12 May 2015. In Theresa May’s first Cabinet reshuffle a year later, he returned to the backbenches.

Following the 2017 general election, Raab was appointed Minister of State for Courts and Justice. In January 2018, Theresa May re-shuffled the Cabinet and Raab moved to the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government. In July 2018, Raab was appointed Brexit secretary by Prime Minister Theresa May following David Davis’ resignation.

Raab grew up in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, the son of a Czech-born Jewish father who came to Britain in 1938 as a refugee. Raab attended Dr Challoner’s Grammar School in Amersham before Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford where he read Law. After graduating, he gained a master’s degree at Jesus College, Cambridge. Raab was initially a solicitor at Linklaters in London. He spent the summer of 1998 at Birzeit University near Ramallahwhere he worked for one of the principal Palestinian negotiators of the Oslo peace accords, assessing World Bank projects on the West Bank.

In 2000, Raab joined the Foreign Office, covering a range of briefs including leading a team at the British Embassy in The Hague, dedicated to bringing war criminals to justice. After returning to London, he advised on the Arab-Israeli Conflict, the European Union, and Gibraltar. From 2006 to 2010, Raab worked in Parliament as Chief of Staff to Shadow Home Secretary David Davis and to Shadow Secretary of State for Justice Dominic Grieve.

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  • Brexit & The EU
  • Current Affairs
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