Esher and Walton (House of Commons)
Mr Dominic Raab MP (Conservative)
Surgery: Esher and Walton Conservative Association
3 Bridle Close
Kingston on Thames
Surrey KT1 2JW
Surgery Tel: 020 8546 2934
MP Since - 2010 Majority - 18,593 Born - 25/02/1974. Married (Erika).
Education - Dr Challoners Grammar School (Amersham). Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University (Law). Jesus College, Cambridge University (MA), won the Clive Parry Prize for International Law.
Previous Occupation - Worked for Linklaters, a law firm in the City as an International Lawyer. Worked for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (2000-06). Chief of Staff to the Shadow Home Secretary, the Rt Hon David Davis MP (2006-08). Chief of Staff to Dominic Grieve QC MP, Shadow Home Secretary then Justice Secretary (2008-2010).
Personal Overview - Selected as candidate for this safe Conservative seat in an open primary. In his career as a Lawyer, he worked on project finance, international litigation and competition law. He was also seconded to work at Liberty (the human rights NGO) and to Brussels advising on EU and WTO law. He also had wide ranging experience at the Foreign Office, including working at the Hague at an International Law department bringing war criminals to justice, such as Slobodan Milosevic, Radovan Karadzic and Charles Taylor. He also advised on the Arab-Israeli conflict, EU law and Gibraltar. He gained political experience as a Chief of Staff to both David Davis and Domonic Grieve, covering issues including crime, policing, prisons, criminal justice and constitutional reform. His political interests include the Middle East, an area where he has spent significant time, having spent a summer at Birzeit university (near Ramallah) and worked for one of the Palestinian negotiators involved with the Oslo peace accords to assess World Bank projects on the West Bank.
Political History - Chief of Staff for David Davis at the June 2008 Haltemprice and Howden by-election campaign. MP Esher and Walton (2010-). Member of the Joint Committee on Human Rights (2010-).
Characteristics - Has published a book 'The Assault on Liberty - What Went Wrong with Rights (Fourth Estate)' which criticised the Labour Government's record on human rights and argued for a British Bill of Rights. Has travelled in Europe, the US, Latin America and Asia. Was a Captain of his university karate team and boxed.
Business Tel: 020 7219 3000
Interests: Constitutional,European Issues,Immigration,Foreign Affairs,Law & Order,Health,The Middle East,Human Rights
- Human Rights Committee (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Boxing (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Child and Youth Crime Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for Justice for Equitable Life Policy Holders (Member)
- Patient and Public Involvement in Health and Social Care Group (Member)
- British-Czech and Slovak Group (Member)
South East (European Parliament)
Mr Keith Taylor MEP (Green)
MEP Since - 2010 Born - 01/08/1953. Partner (Lizzie).
Education - N/a.
Previous Occupation - Worked in sales (1972-1980). Self-employed/Co-Director of a local business (1980-1999). Regional Liaison Officer for Caroline Lucas MEP (2002-2007).
Personal Overview - Replaced the outgoing Caroline Lucas here in June 2010 after she was successful in her bid to become the Green party's first MP at Westminster. He is an experienced Councillor, having led the Green Group in Brighton for a number of years. He has also shown an interest in foreign affairs issues, as a Councillor was active in campaigning to secure the release of Brighton resident Omar Degayes from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. He has also been involved in High Court action supporting families with Autistic children. Within the party, he has been a spokesperson on planning and regeneration as well as a Principal Speaker at the time when the party had not adopted a single leader. He has also been involved in policy development with the party election manifesto. Locally, he he is likely to have gained a good knowledge of his electoral region through his work for his predecessor.
Political History - Councillor, Brighton and Hove City Council (1999-2010). Green Group Leader (2001-08). Chair, Association of Green Councillors (2001-2002). Principal Speaker for the Green Party of England & Wales (2004-2006). Regeneration Spokesperson (2008-10). MEP South East Region (2010-). Member of the Afghanistan Delegation (2010-), Substitute member of the Palestinian Legislative Council (2010-) and the Iran Delegation (2010-). Member of the International Trade Committee (2010-) and the Transport and Tourism Committee (2010-). Substitute member of the Petitions Committee (2010-).
Other Information - Has been a Vice President of the UKs Local Government Association Group in the European Parliament. Former representative for Brighton and Hove on the UN Peace Messenger City project and a City representative to the Local Government Association.
Intergroups - Member of the LGBT Rights Group.
Business Tel: +32 (0)2 28 45153
Interests: Environment,Economic Regeneration,Womans Issues,Regional Policy,Conservation
- Petitions (Substitute)
- Transport & Tourism (Member)
- International Trade (Member)
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