Dominic Raab


Dominic Raab was re-elected as Conservative MP for Esher and Walton on May 7th 2015 with 35845 votes, taking 62.9% of the vote.

Born and raised in Bucks, Dom went to Dr Challoners Grammar School in Amersham.

He studied law at Oxford and for a Masters at Cambridge, winning the Clive Parry Prize for International Law.

Dom started his career as an international lawyer at Linklaters, a law firm in the City, working on project finance, international litigation and competition law.

He also spent time on secondments at Liberty (the human rights NGO) and in Brussels advising on EU and WTO law.

In 2000, Dom joined the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. He advised on a wide range of briefs, including UK investor protection, maritime issues, counter-proliferation and counter-terrorism, the UK overseas territories and the international law of outer space.

In 2003, he was posted to The Hague to head up a new team, focused on bringing war criminals - including Slobodan Milosevic, Radovan Karadzic and Charles Taylor - to justice. On return to London, he advised on the Arab-Israeli conflict, EU law and Gibraltar.

Dom left the FCO in 2006, and worked for three years as Chief of Staff to respective Shadow Home and Justice Secretaries, advising in the House of Commons on crime, policing, immigration, counter-terrorism, human rights and constitutional reform.

On 21 November 2009, in an open primary, Dom was selected to represent the Conservatives in Esher and Walton.

In January 2009, Dom published his first book, The Assault on Liberty - What Went Wrong with Rights.

In September 2012 he co-published Britannia Unchained along with four other Conservative MPs.

He was voted 'newcomer of the year' at The Spectator's annual parliamentarian of the year award.


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