Dominic Raab

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Dominic Raab

Portrait photograph of Dominic Raab aged 46
Official portrait, 2020
Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Assumed office
15 September 2021
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterBoris Johnson
Preceded byNick Clegg[a]
Secretary of State for Justice
Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain
Assumed office
15 September 2021
Prime MinisterBoris Johnson
Preceded byRobert Buckland
First Secretary of State
In office
24 July 2019 – 15 September 2021
Prime MinisterBoris Johnson
Preceded byDamian Green[b]
Succeeded byVacant
Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs[c]
In office
24 July 2019 – 15 September 2021
Prime MinisterBoris Johnson
Preceded byJeremy Hunt
Succeeded byLiz Truss
Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union
In office
9 July 2018 – 15 November 2018
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Preceded byDavid Davis
Succeeded byStephen Barclay
Junior ministerial offices
Minister of State for Housing and Planning
In office
9 January 2018 – 9 July 2018
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Preceded byAlok Sharma
Succeeded byKit Malthouse
Minister of State for Courts and Justice
In office
12 June 2017 – 9 January 2018
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Preceded byOliver Heald
Succeeded byRory Stewart
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Civil Liberties and Human Rights
In office
12 May 2015 – 16 July 2016
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Preceded bySimon Hughes
Succeeded byPhillip Lee
Member of Parliament
for Esher and Walton
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded byIan Taylor
Majority2,743 (4.4%)
Personal details
Born
Dominic Rennie Raab

(1974-02-25) 25 February 1974 (age 48)
Buckinghamshire, England
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Erika Rey
Children2
EducationDr Challoner's Grammar School
Alma mater
Occupation
  • Politician
  • lawyer
  • solicitor
  • diplomat
Signature
Websitewww.dominicraab.com

Dominic Rennie Raab (born 25 February 1974)[1] is a British Conservative Party politician. He is the Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom since 2021. In July 2019, Raab became the First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs during the Boris Johnson administration. He was Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union from July 2018 to November 2018.

Raab has been Member of Parliament (MP) for Esher and Walton since being elected in 2010. He was appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice on 12 May 2015.

Following the 2017 general election, he was appointed Minister of State for Courts and Justice. He was later moved to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.[2]

In July 2018, May appointed him Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union following the resignation of David Davis.[3] Raab resigned as Brexit Secretary on 15 November 2018.[4]

On 25 May 2019, Raab announced he was standing in the Conservative Party leadership election after Theresa May announced her resignation.[5] On 18 June, he was eliminated on the second round of the contest.[6]

On 15 September 2021, Raab's cabinet position was reshuffled and he became Justice Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.[7]

His father was Jewish and fled from Czechoslovakia in 1938.[8]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Office vacant between May 2015 and September 2021.
  2. Office vacant between December 2017 and July 2019.
  3. Raab served as Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Secretary from 2019 to 2020. In September 2020, Raab took over the duties of the former role of Secretary of State for International Development, held by Anne-Marie Trevelyan until the role was abolished. Raab then became Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs Secretary.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Dominic Raab MP". BBC Democracy Live. Retrieved 25 July 2010.
  2. "Theresa May promotes rising stars as reshuffle continues". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  3. "PM replaces Davis with Raab as she battles Brexit crisis". Sky News. 9 July 2018. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  4. "Resignation letter".
  5. "Dominic Raab and Andrea Leadsom join race". BBC News. 25 May 2019. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  6. "Dominic Raab out of Tory leadership race". 2019-06-18. Retrieved 2019-06-18.
  7. "Liz Truss replaces Dominic Raab as foreign secretary in reshuffle as Williamson goes". BBC News. Retrieved 2021-09-15.
  8. SurreyLive