David Davis

Politician + Chairman of the Conservative Party
Born Dec 23, 1948

David Michael Davis is a British Conservative Party politician who is the current elected Member of Parliament (MP) for the parliamentary constituency of Haltemprice and Howden. Davis was sworn of the Privy Council in the 1997 New Year Honours List, having previously been Minister of State at the Foreign Office from July 1994 to April 1997. Davis was raised on Aboyne Estate, a council estate in Tooting, South West London.… Read More

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    Yahoo News - Nov 22, 2016
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    Yahoo News - Nov 21, 2016
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    Huffington Post - Nov 15, 2016
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    Yahoo News - Nov 07, 2016


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of David Davis.


1948 Birth Born to a single mother, Betty Brown, in York on 23 December 1948, Davis was initially brought up by his grandparents there. … Read More


1973 24 Years Old Whilst a student Davis was active in the Federation of Conservative Students becoming national chairman in 1973.


1987 38 Years Old Davis was first elected to Parliament in the 1987 general election as the MP for Boothferry which, in 1997, became the constituency of Haltemprice and Howden.


1992 43 Years Old He was a government whip when parliament voted on the Maastricht Treaty in 1992, angering many of the Maastricht rebels on his own right-wing of the party. … Read More


1999 50 Years Old He rejected a shadow ministerial position under William Hague, opting instead to chair the Public Accounts Committee. In 1999 Davis presented the Parliamentary Control of the Executive Bill to the House of Commons, in which he proposed to transfer ministerial exercise of the Royal Prerogative to the Commons in the following areas: the signing of treaties, the diplomatic recognition of foreign governments; European Union legislation; the appointment of ministers, peers and ambassadors; the establishment of Royal Commissions; the proclamation of Orders in Council unless subject to resolutions of the Commons; the exercise of the powers of the executive not made by statute; the declarations of states of emergency; the dissolution of Parliament.
2003 54 Years Old Davis used his first interview as Shadow Home Secretary in 2003 to reveal his personal support for capital punishment for serial murderers. … Read More
At the time of the 2005 Conservative leadership contest, David Davis was Shadow Secretary of State for the Home Department. … Read More
On 12 June 2008, Davis unexpectedly announced his intention to resign as an MP, and was immediately replaced as Shadow Home Secretary. … Read More


As a backbench MP, Davis continued campaigning for civil liberties. He participated in the Convention on Modern Liberty, where he gave the keynote speech on the convention's final day. He also spoke at the 2009 Guardian Hay Festival, where he criticised Labour's "illusory pursuit of an unobtainable security", and was well received by an overwhelmingly non-Conservative audience.
2010 - 2012 2 More Events
2014 65 Years Old Following George Osborne's budget in 2014, Davis wrote for The Conservative Woman, calling on him to make the personal allowance fully transferable for single-earner families.
2016 67 Years Old 1 More Event
In July 2016, following the UK voting to leave the European Union, Davis was appointed by Theresa May as Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union.
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