Ashford, , United Kingdom
|| January 17, 1956
May 23, 2017 04:16am
|Info||Damian was born in 1956. He was educated at Reading School and Balliol College, Oxford. He was President of the Oxford Union in 1977. He is married with two daughters. |
He is a former financial journalist and worked in the Prime Minister's Policy Unit from 1992-94. He has been both a School Governor and the Governor of a Further Education College.
Damian contested Brent East in the 1992 General Election. In May 1997, he was elected Member of Parliament for Ashford. From 1997 to 1998, Damian was a member of the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee.
In June 1998, he was appointed Shadow Front Bench Spokesman for Education and Employment. The following June he was appointed Shadow Environment Minister. In September 2001, he was appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Education & Skills. From November 2003 to September 2004, Damian was Shadow Secretary of State for Transport. Since 2004, he has been a member of the Home Affairs Select Committee.
Damian is a Vice-President of the Tory Reform Group and Chairman of Parliamentary Mainstream. He is a Vice-Chairman of the John Smith Memorial Trust.