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First Secretary of State
Assumed office
24 July 2019
Prime Minister Boris Johnson
Preceded by Damian Green
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
Assumed office
24 July 2019
Prime Minister Boris Johnson
Preceded by Jeremy Hunt
Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union
In office
9 July 2018 – 15 November 2018
Prime Minister Theresa May
Preceded by David Davis
Succeeded by Stephen Barclay
Minister of State for Housing and Planning
In office
9 January 2018 – 9 July 2018
Prime Minister Theresa May
Preceded by Alok Sharma
Succeeded by Kit Malthouse
Minister of State for Courts and Justice
In office
12 June 2017 – 9 January 2018
Prime Minister Theresa May
Preceded by Oliver Heald
Succeeded by Rory Stewart
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Civil Liberties
In office
12 May 2015 – 16 July 2016
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by Simon Hughes
Succeeded by Phillip Lee
Member of Parliament
for Esher and Walton
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Ian Taylor
Majority 23,298 (38.9%)
Personal details
Born
Dominic Rennie Raab

25 February 1974 (1974-02-25) (age 47)
Buckinghamshire, England
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Erika Rey-Raab
Education Dr Challoner's Grammar School
Alma mater
Profession Politician, lawyer

Dominic Rennie Raab (born 25 February 1974) is a British politician serving as the First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs since July 2019. He previously served in the cabinet as Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union in 2018. A member of the Conservative Party, he has also been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Esher and Walton since 2010.

Raab was appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice on 12 May 2015. When Theresa May appointed her first government a year later, he returned to the backbenches. Following the 2017 general election, he was appointed Minister of State for Courts and Justice. When the government was reshuffled in January 2018 , Raab moved to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

In July 2018, May promoted Raab to his first cabinet role, becoming the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union following the resignation of David Davis. Raab resigned as Brexit Secretary on 15 November 2018, in opposition to the Draft Withdrawal Agreement which he had been involved in negotiating with the EU.

Raab was appointed Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and First Secretary of State by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on 24 July 2019. This followed the resignation of Jeremy Hunt who left the government after losing in the final ballot of the 2019 Conservative Party (UK) leadership election to Johnson.

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