Who Is Dominic Raab? New Brexit Secretary Who Replaced David Davis After He Resigned


DOMINIC Raab has been appointed Brexit Secretary after David Davis’ sensational resignation.

Here’s everything you need to know about the housing minister and what is stance is on Britain leaving the EU.

Reuters Dominic Raab is the new Brexit Secretary

Who is Dominic Raab?

The Housing minister and Brexiteer, 44, played a prominent role in the Leave campaign, and previously served as a Justice minister too.

Before he went into politics he was a lawyer, working on EU and World Trade Organisation Law, making him a good fit for the crucial role, which he takes up just eight months away from our official departure from the bloc.

Mr Raab became a junior minister after the 2015 election, but was shuffled out of Government when Theresa May took over a year later.

But the Prime Minister brought him back into Government in June 2017, when he became the minister of state for courts and justice.

In January he was appointed as Housing Minister.

The former lawyer began his political career at the Foreign Office in 2000, and led the British team at The Hague dedicated to bringing war criminals to justice.

He also advised on the Arab-Israeli Conflict, the EU and Gibraltar, before being hired by David Davis – the man he has today replaced – in 2006.

Mr Raab worked as his chief of staff while he served as shadow Home Secretary, until he was elected to Parliament.

Born to a Czech-born Jewish father, who came to Britain in 1938 as a refugee, he studied law at Oxford and then Cambridge before becoming a solicitor.

His is married to Erika Rey, a Brazilian marketing executive, and the pair live in Thames Ditton in Surrey with their two children.

What does Raab say about Brexit?

The ardent Brexiteer has long been tipped for a senior Cabinet role, after becoming the MP for Esher and Walton in Surrey in 2010.

PA:Press Association A happy-looking Raab leaving No10 after being promoted

He was a prominent Leave campaigner during the 2016 referendum.

Theresa May’s appointment has now been welcomed by other Leave-backing MPs.

In an interview with the BBC, Mr Davis said Mr Raab would be “very effective” in the post.

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