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Damian Howard Green (born 17 January 1956) is a British politician who has been the Conservative Member of Parliament for Ashford since 1997 and Work and Pensions Secretary since July 2016. Green was born in Barry, Wales and studied PPE at Balliol College, Oxford. Before entering politics, Green worked as a journalist for the BBC, Channel 4 and The Times.
Green entered Parliament in the 1997 election by winning the seat of Ashford. He served in several shadow ministerial positions, including Transport Secretary and Immigration Minister. Green came to national prominence in November 2008 after being arrested and having his parliamentary office raided by police, although no case was brought. He was the Minister of State for Police and Criminal Justice until 14 July 2014. He was appointed as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions by new PM Theresa May in July 2016.
Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damian_Green
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