29 Facts About Dominic Grieve

1. Dominic Grieve was first elected as MP for Beaconsfield in 1997, entering Parliament from a career as a barrister and having served as a councillor in Hammersmith and in the Territorial Army.

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2. Dominic Grieve was instrumental in the defeat of the Labour government in early 2006 in relation to the proposal that the Home Secretary should have power to detain suspected terrorists for periods up to 90 days without charge.

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3. Dominic Grieve was criticised in 2008 for investments in multinational companies with significant projects in Zimbabwe and Pakistan.

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4. Dominic Grieve lists his hobbies as "canoeing, boating on the Thames at weekends, mountain climbing, skiing and fell walking, architecture, art and travel".

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5. Dominic Grieve married barrister Caroline Hutton in October 1990 in the City of London.

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6. Dominic Grieve is a practising Anglican and was a member of the London diocesan synod of the Church of England for six years from 1994.

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7. On 9 January 2019, Dominic Grieve made a successful amendment to the Finance Bill; this would mean "the government will have to come up with revised plans within three days if Mrs May's EU withdrawal deal is rejected by MPs next week.

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8. Dominic Grieve was one of the signatories of a December 2018 statement by senior Conservatives calling for a second referendum over Brexit.

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9. On 24 July 2018, Dominic Grieve wrote a column for The Independent backing the online paper's final say petition, which calls for the British electorate to have a "final say on the Brexit deal".

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10. Dominic Grieve was one of four members of the cabinet who abstained in the May 2013 same-sex marriage vote.

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11. Dominic Grieve was a member of both the Environmental Audit and the Statutory Instruments select committees from 1997 to 1999.

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12. Dominic Grieve made his maiden speech on 21 May 1997.

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13. Dominic Grieve contested the Norwood constituency in the London Borough of Lambeth at the 1987 general election but finished in second place behind the veteran Labour MP John Fraser.

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14. Dominic Grieve was elected as a councillor in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham in 1982, remaining a councillor until 1986.

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15. Dominic Grieve was made a Bencher of the Middle Temple in 2005 and appointed a Queen's Counsel in 2008.

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16. Dominic Grieve was called to the Bar at the Middle Temple in 1980 and is a specialist in occupational safety and health law.

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17. Dominic Grieve continued his studies at the Polytechnic of Central London, where he received a Diploma in Law in 1979.

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18. Dominic Grieve was the President of the Oxford University Conservative Association in 1977.

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19. Dominic Grieve was awarded the Legion of Honour in 2016.

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20. Dominic Grieve left the office of Attorney General as part of the Cabinet reshuffle of 14 July 2014, and was replaced by Jeremy Wright.

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21. Dominic Grieve says he can't vote for the deal if it is as briefed in Sabine Weyand's briefing note.

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22. Dominic Grieve was criticised for investments in multinational companies with significant projects in Zimbabwe and Pakistan.

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23. Dominic Grieve wrote further, "A no-deal Brexit is a proposal so damaging to our future that it cannot be accepted.

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24. Dominic Grieve stated that Brexit puts the Conservative Party's reputation for, "economic competence" at risk.

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25. On 24 July 2018 Dominic Grieve wrote a column for The Independent backing the online paper's final say petition, which calls for the British electorate to have a "final say on the Brexit deal".

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26. Dominic Grieve threatened to oppose the government on another amendment in the EU Withdrawal Bill, Amendment 19, on 12 June 2018 but, after verbal assurances from Prime Minister Theresa May, he voted with the government.

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27. In early 2006, Dominic Grieve was instrumental in the defeat of the Labour government on its proposal that the Home Secretary should have power to detain suspected terrorists for periods up to 90 days without charge.

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28. Dominic Grieve had responsibility for community cohesion on behalf of the Conservative Party.

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29. Dominic Grieve was elected with a majority of 13,987 votes and has remained the MP there ever since, increasing his share of the vote at each successive election.

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