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Damian Howard Green PC MP 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.

The Right Honourable

MP
Damian Green - immigration minister.jpg
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
Assumed office
14 July 2016
Prime Minister Theresa May
Preceded by Stephen Crabb
Minister of State for Policing and Criminal Justice
In office
4 September 2012 – 14 July 2014
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by Nick Herbert
Succeeded by Mike Penning
Minister of State for Immigration
In office
13 May 2010 – 4 September 2012
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by Phil Woolas
Succeeded by Mark Harper
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
In office
11 November 2003 – 8 September 2004
Leader Michael Howard
Preceded by Tim Collins
Succeeded by Tim Yeo
Shadow Secretary of State for Education and Skills
In office
18 September 2001 – 11 November 2003
Leader Iain Duncan Smith
Preceded by Theresa May
Succeeded by Tim Yeo
Member of Parliament
for Ashford
Assumed office
2 May 1997
Preceded by Keith Speed
Majority 17,297 (31.3%)
Personal details
Born Damian Howard Green
(1956-01-17) 17 January 1956 (age 60)
Barry, Wales
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Alicia Collinson
Alma mater Balliol College, Oxford
Website Official website

Damian Howard Green PC MP (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 Prime Minister Theresa May in July 2016.