In Parliament

Damian was first elected as the Conservative Member of Parliament for East Hampshire in May 2010. He was re-elected to this position in May 2015.

Current role:

Damian was appointed Minister of Employment at the Department of Work and Pensions on 15th July 2016. for more information on his responsibilities click HERE.

Previous roles:

Damian was previously Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury; an appointment he took up in My 2015, and before that had been  an Assistant Government Whip since July 2014.

Prior to this he served on the Education Select Committee and chaired the Social Mobility All-Party Parliamentary Group.

Previous speeches

Click on the links below to read some of Damian's previous speeches in Parliament:

Featured content:

On the Educational Attainment of Disadvantaged Pupils

On Credit Unions and Jam-Jar Bank Accounts

On the Social Mobility/Child Poverty Strategy

Some of Damian's speeches in Parliament:

Technical and Vocational Education

Local Plans (Public Consent)

Office for Budget Responsiblity (Manifesto Audits)

British Values (teaching)

Rwandan Genocide

Catholic Schools (Admissions)

Energy Price Freeze

Energy Markets (Competition)

Early Childhood Development

Teaching Quality

Pub Companies

Debt Advice (FCA Levy)

Payday Loan Companies

Fly-grazing of horses

High-cost Credit Bill

Work Experience