Lunch with Rt Hon Dominic Raab MP - in Wiveslfield

Saturday, 7th September 2019

We are very excited to be welcoming the Foreign Secretary to Lewes for what promises to be a most enjoyable occasion.


VENUE: Great Ote Hall, Janes Lane Nr Burgess Hill, RH15 0SR

Raffle and silent auction. 

Born and raised in Bucks, the Rt Hon Dominic Raab MP studied law at Oxford and for a Masters at Cambridge. He started his career as an international lawyer at Linklaters. In 2000, Dominic joined the Foreign & Commonwealth Office where 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.

House of Commons

Dominic 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 one of the largest ‘open primaries’ held to date, Dominic was selected to represent the Conservatives in Esher and Walton. On May 6 2010, he was elected MP with 59% of the vote, doubling the Conservative majority, on a turnout of 72%.

In 2011, Dominic was voted ‘Newcomer of the Year’ at The Spectator’s annual Parliamentarian of the Year Awards. Between 2010 and 2015, he  served on the Joint Committee on Human Rights and Education Select Committee. He also led a range of national campaigns promoting free enterprise, liberty and human rights reform, and in 2014 Dominic published The Meritocrat’s Manifesto. Dominic was re-elected in 2015 with an increased majority of 28,616. Dominic served as a Justice Minister in David Cameron’s government, and in 2016 was elected by MPs to sit on Parliament’s Committee on Exiting the EU, which scrutinises the government’s approach to Brexit.

On 9th June 2017, Dominic was re-elected MP for Esher and Walton with a majority of over 23,000. He was appointed Minister of State for Justice by Prime Minister Theresa May in June 2017, and The Minister of State for Housing in January 2018. On 9 July 2018, Dominic was appointed Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union. He resigned on 15 November 2018, explaining his reasons in a letter that you can read here.

In November 2017, Dominic was awarded the ‘Outstanding Campaigning Politician Award’ at the international Sergei Magnitsky Human Rights Awards 2017.


In January 2009, Dominic published his first book, The Assault on Liberty – What Went Wrong with Rights (Fourth Estate), criticising Labour’s approach to human rights and making the case for British Bill of Rights.

In October 2011, Dominic co-authored After the Coalition, setting out a Conservative vision for Britain. In September 2012, he co-authored Britannia Unchained, setting out the key challenges the country faces to compete in a globalised economy in the twenty-first century. In 2014, he published Britain, Tomorrow – the case for free enterprise, liberty and meritocracy.

Dominic has written regularly as a guest columnist for various newspapers – from the Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph and the Financial Times to The Daily Mail and The Sun on Sunday.

We very much look forward to his visit to Lewes.