Member of Parliament, UK Parliament
Damian was first elected to Parliament in 1997 to represent the Ashford constituency. He is a former financial journalist, educated at Reading School and Balliol College, Oxford, becoming President of the Oxford Union in 1977. He worked in the No.10 Policy Unit from 1992-94. From 2012-14 he was Minister of State for Policing, Criminal Justice and Victims, and in 2016 he was appointed Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. He was First Secretary of State and Minister for the Cabinet Office from June-December 2017. Damian serves on the DCMS Select Committee, is Chairman of the APPG for Longevity and Co-Chair of the Adult Social Care APPG.