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Encyclopedia > Damian Green
Damian Green MP


Member of Parliament
for Ashford
Incumbent
Assumed office 
1 May 1997
Preceded by Keith Speed
Majority 13,298 (25.7%)

Born 17 January 1956 (1956-01-17) (age 52)
Barry, Wales
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse Alicia Collinson
Alma mater Balliol College, Oxford

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Early life

Damian Green was born in Barry, Wales and was educated at Reading School in Berkshire and at Balliol College, Oxford where he was awarded a BA degree in PPE in 1977 followed by a master's degree. He was President of the Oxford Union in 1977 and was the vice chairman of the National Association of Conservative Students (now known as Conservative Future) for two years from 1980. Barry (Welsh: ) is a town in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales. ... This article is about the country. ... Reading School is a grammar school in the town of Reading, Berkshire, England. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... and of the Balliol College College name Balliol College Named after John de Balliol Established 1263 Sister college St Johns College, Cambridge Master Andrew Graham JCR President Helen Lochead Undergraduates 403 MCR President Chelsea Payne Graduates 228 Location of Balliol College within central Oxford , Homepage Boatclub Balliol College (pronounced... B. A. redirects here. ... Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) is a popular interdisciplinary degree which combines study from the three eponymous disciplines. ... A masters degree is a postgraduate academic degree awarded after the completion of an academic program of one to six years in duration. ... The Oxford Union Society, commonly referred to simply as the Oxford Union, is a prestigious debating society in the city of Oxford, UK, whose membership is drawn primarily but not exclusively from the University of Oxford. ... Conservative Future is the youth movement of the British Conservative Party, for members aged up to 30 years old. ...


Career

In 1978 he was appointed by BBC Radio as a financial journalist, before joining Channel 4 News as a business producer in 1982. 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. He became the City editor and also a television presenter on Channel 4's Business Daily television programme from 1987 until he left television to join the Prime Minister's Policy Unit under John Major in 1992. Green had acted as an occasional speech writer for Major since 1988. He left 10 Downing Street in 1994 to run his own public affairs consultancy. BBC Radio is a service of the British Broadcasting Corporation which has operated in the United Kingdom under the terms of a Royal Charter since 1927. ... For other uses, see Journalist (disambiguation). ... The Channel 4 News logo after the headline stab. ... The primary role of a television producer is to coordinate and control all aspects of production, ranging from show idea development and cast hiring to shoot supervision and fact-checking. ... For other uses, see Times. ... Editing is the process of preparing language, images, or sound through correction, condensation, organization, and other modifications in various media. ... Motto: Domine dirige nos Latin: Lord, guide us Shown within Greater London Sovereign state Constituent country Region Greater London Status City and Ceremonial County Admin HQ Guildhall Government  - Leadership see text  - Mayor David Lewis  - MP Mark Field  - London Assembly John Biggs Area  - Total 1. ... The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is, in practice, the political leader of the United Kingdom. ... For other persons named John Major, see John Major (disambiguation). ... Prime Minister Tony Blair and U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney stand in front of the famous main door to Number 10. ... Public Administration can be broadly described as the development, implementation and study of government policy. ... For other uses, see Consultant (disambiguation). ...


Political career

He stood against Labour's Ken Livingstone in Brent East at the 1992 General Election, losing by 5,971 votes. He was elected to the House of Commons for the Kent seat of Ashford at the 1997 General Election following the retirement of the veteran Tory MP Keith Speed. Green held the seat with a majority of 5,345 and has remained the MP there since. He made his maiden speech on 20 May 1997,[1] making a small faux pas in having already asked a question of Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown earlier the same day.[2] The Labour Party is a political party in the United Kingdom. ... Kenneth Robert Livingstone (born 17 June 1945) is the outgoing Mayor of London, a post he has held from its creation in 2000 until 2008. ... Brent East is constituency of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... The United Kingdom general election of 1992 was held on 9 April 1992, and was the fourth consecutive victory for the Conservative Party. ... Type Lower House Speaker Michael Martin, (Non-affiliated) since October 23, 2000 Leader Harriet Harman, (Labour) since June 28, 2007 Shadow Leader Theresa May, (Conservative) since May 5, 2005 Members 659 Political groups Labour Party Conservative Party Liberal Democrats Scottish National Party Plaid Cymru Democratic Unionist Party Sinn Féin... For other uses, see Kent (disambiguation). ... , The town of Ashford lies on the River Great Stour, M20 motorway, South Eastern Main Line and High Speed 1 railways, in the borough of Ashford, located just south of the North Downs, in Kent, England. ... The UK general election, 1997 was held on 1 May 1997. ... Sir Herbert Keith Speed RD DL (11 March 1934 at 05:15 GMT at Evesham) is a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom. ... A maiden speech is the first speech given by a newly elected representative in such bodies as the House of Commons or the United States House of Representatives. ... Faux Pas redirects here. ... The Chancellor of the Exchequer is the title held by the British Cabinet minister responsible for all economic and financial matters. ... For others with the same or similar names, see Gordon Brown (disambiguation). ...


In parliament he was a member of the culture, media and sport select committee from 1997 until his appointment by William Hague in 1998 to the frontbench as a spokesman on education and employment. He was moved to speak 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. In 2003, Michael Howard moved him out of the newly-shrunken Shadow Cabinet, and gave him the position of Shadow Secretary of State for Transport. In September 2004, he left the front bench altogether of his own accord[3] and joined the home affairs select committee, and has been a member of the treasury committee since the 2005 General Election. He returned to the frontbench under the leadership of David Cameron in 2005 as a spokesman on home affairs and the shadow minister for immigration. “Houses of Parliament” redirects here. ... DCMS Logo DCMS headquarters in Cockspur Street The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (sometimes abbreviated DCMS) is a department of the British government. ... A Select Committee is a committee made up of a small number of parliamentary members appointed to deal with particular areas or issues originating in the Westminster System of parliamentary democracy. ... William Jefferson Hague (born 26 March 1961) is a British politician, the Member of Parliament for Richmond, North Yorkshire, former leader of the Conservative Party, and current Conservative Shadow Foreign Secretary. ... In many parliaments and other similar assemblies, seating is typically arranged in banks or rows, with each political party or caucus grouped together. ... The Shadow Cabinet (also called the Shadow Front Bench) is a senior group of opposition spokespeople in the Westminster system of government who together under the leadership of the Leader of the Opposition (or the leader of other smaller opposition parties) form an alternative cabinet to the governments, whose... Rt. ... The Secretary of State for Education and Skills is the chief minister of the Department for Education and Skills in the United Kingdom government. ... The Rt Hon. ... The Shadow Cabinet (also called the Shadow Front Bench) is a senior group of opposition spokespeople in the Westminster system of government who together under the leadership of the Leader of the Opposition (or the leader of other smaller opposition parties) form an alternative cabinet to the governments, whose... The Secretary of State for Transport is the member of the cabinet responsible for the British Department for Transport. ... The modern concept of Small Office and Home Office or SoHo , or Small or Home Office deals with the category of business which can be from 1 to 10 workers. ... The new eastern entrance to HM Treasury HM Treasury, in full Her Majestys Treasury, informally The Treasury, is the United Kingdom government department responsible for developing and executing the UK Governments financial and economic policy. ... The United Kingdom general election of 2005 was held on Thursday, 5 May 2005. ... For the Canadian ice hockey player, see Dave Cameron. ...


In December 2005, he was appointed Shadow Minister for Immigration and Damian is Chairman of Parliamentary Mainstream, a Vice-President of the Tory Reform Group and he is a Vice-Chairman of the John Smith Memorial Trust.[4] The Tory Reform Group (TRG) is a group within the United Kingdoms Conservative Party, that uphold the One Nation Tory vision, which they describe[citation needed] as being the promotion of: Social justice Political progress Prosperity for all // Europe The TRG is commonly seen as being pro-European. ...


Personal life

He married Alicia Collinson in April 1988 in the City of London and they have two daughters (Felicity and Verity born March 1990 and November 1993). In 2002, he spent the day as a teacher at a school in the London Borough of Wandsworth.[5] Motto: Domine dirige nos Latin: Lord, guide us Shown within Greater London Sovereign state Constituent country Region Greater London Status City and Ceremonial County Admin HQ Guildhall Government  - Leadership see text  - Mayor David Lewis  - MP Mark Field  - London Assembly John Biggs Area  - Total 1. ... For university teachers, see professor. ... The London Borough of Wandsworth is a London borough in south west London, England and forms part of Inner London. ...


Publications

  • ITN Budget Factbook, by Damian Green, 1984, ITN
  • ITN Budget Factbook, by Damian Green, 1985, ITN
  • ITN Budget Factbook, by Damian Green, 1986, ITN
  • Better BBC: Public Service Broadcasting in the '90s, by Damian Green, 1990, Centre for Policy Studies ISBN 1-870265-77-7
  • Freedom of the Airwaves by Damian Green, 1990, CPC ISBN 0-85070-806-0
  • Communities in the Countryside, by Damian Green, 1995. ISBN 1-874097-11-9
  • The Cross Media Revolution: Ownership and Control, Edited by Damian Green, 1995, University of Luton Press ISBN 0-86196-545-0
  • Regulating the Media in the Digital Age, by Damian Green, 1997, European Media Forum
  • 21st Century Conservatism, by Damian Green, 1998
  • The Four Failures of the New Deal, by Damian Green, 1998, Centre for Policy Studies ISBN 1-897969-84-8

External links

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References

  1. ^ Hansard - 20th May 1997
  2. ^ Hansard - 20th May 1997
  3. ^ BBC News - 13th Sept 04
  4. ^ Damian Green MP official site
  5. ^ BBC News - 9th Jan 02
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Keith Speed
Member of Parliament for Ashford
1997present
Incumbent
Type Bicameral Houses House of Commons House of Lords Speaker of the House of Commons Michael Martin MP Speaker of the House of Lords Hélène Hayman, PC Members 1377 (646 Commons, 731 Peers) Political groups Labour Party Conservative Party Liberal Democrats Scottish National Party Plaid Cymru Democratic Unionist... Sir Herbert Keith Speed RD DL (11 March 1934 at 05:15 GMT at Evesham) is a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... Ashford is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... The UK general election, 1997 was held on 1 May 1997. ...

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Search for section:Written Answers speaker:Damian Green (TheyWorkForYou.com) (1073 words)
Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the oral answer of 21 April 2008, Official Report, column 1040, what definition of lorry drops her Department uses in relation to the detection and detaining of suspected illegal immigrants.
Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average number of cases presented in asylum and immigration tribunals by each of her Department's presenting officers was in 2007.
Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the length of the training period was for (a) immigration officers and (b) asylum officers before taking up their new responsibilities in the UK Border Agency.
Comment is free: Damian Green Profile (137 words)
Damian Green is the Tory MP for Ashford and the shadow immigration minister.
Damian Green has been the MP for the Ashford constituency since May 1997 and the Conservative shadow minister for immigration since December 2005.
He was a Conservative spokesman on education and employment from 1998-99, Conservative environment spokesman from 1999-2001, shadow secretary of state for education and skills from 2001-03, and shadow secretary of state for transport from 2003-04.
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