Damian Green

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Damian Green

homme politique britannique, membre du Parti conservateur add

Category: Politics

Born in 1951.

Countries: United Kingdom (70%), Kent (17%), Berkshire (10%)

Main connections: Kent, City of London, South East Water

Linked to: Conservative Party, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee, Labour Party, Reading School

 

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"'Damian Howard Green"' is a British politician who has been the Conservative Member of Parliament for Ashford since 1997 and the First Secretary of State and Minister for the Cabinet Office since 11 June 2017 add something


1977

He grew up in Reading, Berkshire and was educated at Reading School and at Balliol College, Oxford where he was awarded a BA degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics in 1977 add something

 

He was President of the Oxford Union in 1977 and was the vice-chairman of the Federation of Conservative Students from 1980 until 1982 add something


1978

In 1978 he was appointed by BBC Radio as a financial journalist, before joining Channel 4 News as a business producer in 1982 add something


1984

He joined "The Times" for a year in 1984 as the business news editor before returning to television journalism and Channel 4 as the business editor in 1985 add something


1987

He became the City editor and a television presenter on Channel 4's "Business Daily" television programme in 1987 until he left television to join Prime Minister John Major's Policy Unit in 1992 add something


1988

Green had acted as an occasional speechwriter for Major since 1988 add something

 

Damian Green married Alicia Collinson, a barrister, in April 1988 in the City of London add something


1992

He stood against Labour's Ken Livingstone in Brent East at the 1992 general election, but lost by 5,971 votes add something


1994

He left 10 Downing Street in 1994 to run his own public affairs consultancy add something


1997

Green entered Parliament in the 1997 election by winning the seat of Ashford in Kent add something

 

He was elected to the House of Commons for the Kent seat of Ashford at the 1997 general election following the retirement of Tory MP Keith Speed add something

 

While a backbencher, he was a member of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee from 1997 until his appointment to the frontbench by William Hague in 1998 as a spokesman on education and employment add something

 

Green held the seat with a majority of 5,345 and has remained the constituency's MP. He made his maiden speech on 20 May 1997 add something


1999

He spoke on the environment from 1999 and was promoted to the Shadow Cabinet by Iain Duncan Smith in 2001 as the Shadow Secretary of State for Education and Skills add something


2003

In 2003, Michael Howard gave him the position of Shadow Secretary of State for Transport add something


2004

In September 2004, he left the frontbench altogether of his own accord and joined the Home Affairs Select Committee, and was a member of the Treasury Committee after the 2005 general election add something


2005

He returned to the frontbench under the leadership of David Cameron in 2005 as a spokesman on home affairs and shadow minister for immigration add something

 

Whilst sitting as an MP he was a non-executive director of Mid Kent Water from 2005 to 2007, and of the successor company South East Water until 2010 add something


2008

Green came to national prominence in November 2008 after being arrested and having his parliamentary office raided by police, although no case was brought add something

 

Green was arrested by the Metropolitan Police at his constituency home on 27 November 2008 on suspicion of "aiding and abetting misconduct in public office" and "conspiring to commit misconduct in a public office" add something

 

"The Daily Telegraph", 3 December 2008 add something


2009

On 16 April 2009, the Crown Prosecution Service announced that it was not going to bring a case against either Green or Galley as there was "insufficient evidence" add something

 

Between July 2009 and February 2010, Green was paid £16,666,64 for 112 hours by South East Water for "attending meetings and offering advice" according to the House of Commons Record of Members Interests add something


2014

His sacking in the 2014 cabinet reshuffle was met with some surprise as he was considered to be highly regarded by colleagues add something


2016

Green was opposed to Brexit prior to the 2016 referendum add something

 

He was appointed as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions by Theresa May in July 2016 add something

 

He was appointed as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions by Prime Minister Theresa May in July 2016 add something


2017

Following the June 2017 general election, he was appointed First Secretary of State and Minister for the Cabinet Office add something

 

He was appointed as First Secretary of State on 11 June 2017, as part of the cabinet reshuffle following the 2017 general election, effectively making him May's deputy add something

 

As of 1 November 2017, Green is under investigation for his alleged conduct towards journalist Kate Maltby add something

 

On 5 November 2017 he denied allegations that police found pornography on a computer in his office in Westminster during a raid in 2008 add something

 

On 20 December 2017, Green was removed from his position; it was found that he had lied to colleagues over pornography found on his computer add something

 

Democratic Unionist Party - In October 2017, DUP held a similar reception at the Conservative Party conference, which was attended by leading Conservative figures including First Secretary of State Damian Green, Brexit Secretary David Davis, then-Chief Whip Gavin Williamson, and party chairman Patrick McLoughlin


2018

In May 2018, the "Daily Mail" paid £11,000 towards Malby's legal costs after she prepared to go to court regarding Pierce's article add something