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David Davis

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Secretary of State for Exiting the
European Union
In office
13 July 2016 – 8 July 2018
Prime Minister Theresa May
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Dominic Raab
Shadow Home Secretary
In office
11 November 2003 – 12 June 2008
Leader Michael Howard
David Cameron
Preceded by Oliver Letwin
Succeeded by Dominic Grieve
Shadow Secretary of State for the Office of Deputy Prime Minister
In office
23 July 2002 – 11 November 2003
Leader Iain Duncan Smith
Preceded by Eric Pickles (Local Government and the Regions)
Succeeded by Eric Pickles (Local Government)
Bernard Jenkin (Regions)
Chairman of the Conservative Party
In office
18 September 2001 – 23 July 2002
Leader Iain Duncan Smith
Preceded by Michael Ancram
Succeeded by Theresa May
Chair of the Public Accounts Committee
In office
18 June 1997 – 7 June 2001
Leader William Hague
Preceded by Robert Sheldon
Succeeded by Edward Leigh
Minister of State for Europe
In office
20 July 1994 – 2 May 1997
Prime Minister John Major
Preceded by David Heathcoat-Amory
Succeeded by Doug Henderson
Member of Parliament
for Haltemprice and Howden
Boothferry (1987–1997)
Assumed office
11 June 1987
Preceded by Paul Bryan
Majority 16,195 (33.2%)
Personal details
Born 23 December 1948 (1948-12-23) (age 72)
York, England
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Doreen Davis
Children 3
Alma mater University of Warwick
London Business School

David Michael Davis (born 23 December 1948) is an English politician. He is a member of the Conservative Party. In July 2016, Davis became the first Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union under the Theresa May cabinet.

Davis was born in York and raised in south London.

He was the Shadow Home Secretary from 2003 - 2008. He is the Member of Parliament for the Haltemprice and Howden constituency in the United Kingdom. He was first elected in the 1987 general election for the Boothferry constituency.

On 12 June 2008, Davis said he was going to resign as an MP, and was immediately replaced as Shadow Home Secretary. This was intended to force a by-election in his seat, for which he intended to seek re-election by mounting a specific campaign designed to provoke wider public debate about the erosion of civil liberties in the United Kingdom. Following his formal resignation as an MP on 18 June 2008, he officially became the Conservative candidate in the resulting by-election and won it on 10 July 2008.

In 2017, Davis proposed a new treaty between UK and EU to fight crime and terror, after series of terrorist incidents in UK. In September 2017, he stated that UK was to remain as the part of Europol. However, EU is said to have refused to discuss Europol, which exchanges crime and counter-terrorism information and intelligence, until it judges that "sufficient progress" has been been on the financial settlement, Ireland and citizen's rights after Brexit. 

On 8 July 2018 Davis resigned as Brexit Secretary.

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