Dominic Grieve

MP & Former Attorney General for England and Wales

Biography

He has been Member of Parliament for Beaconsfield since 1997.
Mr Grieve has been Secretary of the Conservative Backbench Committee on the Constitution, Legal Affairs and Northern Ireland and was a member of the Select Committee on Environmental Audit and the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments from 1997-1999.
Mr Grieve was Conservative spokesman for Scotland and for Criminal Justice and Community Cohesion, as part of the Shadow Home Affairs team. He served as Shadow Attorney General from 2003 to 2009 and also Shadow Home Secretary from June 2008 to 2009. In January 2009 he became the Shadow Secretary of State for Justice.
Mr Grieve was a local councillor in Fulham in the 1980s, and Chairman of the Research Committee of the Society of Conservative Lawyers as well as a lay visitor to police stations. He has been a Member of the London Diocesan Synod of the Church of England and is a deputy Church Warden. He is a member of the Franco-British Council and governor of the Ditchley Foundation.
His areas of strong political interest include Law and Order, Constitution, European Union, Defence, Environment and Foreign Affairs.
He enjoys canoeing, mountain climbing, skiing, fell walking, architecture, art and travel.
Mr Grieve was born in 1956. He was educated at Westminster School and Magdalen College Oxford, where he studied Modern History. He was called to the Bar in 1980.
He is married to Caroline Grieve, who is also a barrister and they have two teenage sons.

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