David Michael Davis (born 23 December 1948) is an English politician. He is a member of the Conservative Party. In July 2016, Davis became the first Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union under the Theresa May cabinet.
|Secretary of State for Exiting the |
13 July 2016 – 8 July 2018
|Prime Minister||Theresa May|
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||Dominic Raab|
|Shadow Home Secretary|
11 November 2003 – 12 June 2008
|Preceded by||Oliver Letwin|
|Succeeded by||Dominic Grieve|
|Shadow Secretary of State for the Office of Deputy Prime Minister|
23 July 2002 – 11 November 2003
|Leader||Iain Duncan Smith|
|Preceded by||Eric Pickles (Local Government and the Regions)|
|Succeeded by||Eric Pickles (Local Government)|
Bernard Jenkin (Regions)
|Chairman of the Conservative Party|
18 September 2001 – 23 July 2002
|Leader||Iain Duncan Smith|
|Preceded by||Michael Ancram|
|Succeeded by||Theresa May|
|Chair of the Public Accounts Committee|
18 June 1997 – 7 June 2001
|Preceded by||Robert Sheldon|
|Succeeded by||Edward Leigh|
|Minister of State for Europe|
20 July 1994 – 2 May 1997
|Prime Minister||John Major|
|Preceded by||David Heathcoat-Amory|
|Succeeded by||Doug Henderson|
|Member of Parliament|
for Haltemprice and Howden
|Assumed office |
11 June 1987
|Preceded by||Paul Bryan|
|Born||23 December 1948|
|Alma mater||University of Warwick|
London Business School
He was the Shadow Home Secretary from 2003 - 2008. He is the Member of Parliament for the Haltemprice and Howden constituency in the United Kingdom. He was first elected in the 1987 general election for the Boothferry constituency.
On 12 June 2008, Davis said he was going to resign as an MP, and was immediately replaced as Shadow Home Secretary. This was intended to force a by-election in his seat, for which he intended to seek re-election by mounting a specific campaign designed to provoke wider public debate about the erosion of civil liberties in the United Kingdom. Following his formal resignation as an MP on 18 June 2008, he officially became the Conservative candidate in the resulting by-election and won it on 10 July 2008.
In 2017, Davis proposed a new treaty between UK and EU to fight crime and terror, after series of terrorist incidents in UK. In September 2017, he stated that UK was to remain as the part of Europol. However, EU is said to have refused to discuss Europol, which exchanges crime and counter-terrorism information and intelligence, until it judges that "sufficient progress" has been been on the financial settlement, Ireland and citizen's rights after Brexit. 
- "Three Hundreds Of Chiltern". HM Treasury. Retrieved 7 July 2008.
- "David Davis proposes new post-Brexit treaty between UK and EU to fight crime and terror". The Independent. 2017-09-16. Retrieved 2017-09-18.
- Hughes, Laura (2017-09-17). "Britain will pay to remain a part of Europol after Brexit, David Davis says". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 2017-09-18.
- Rayner, Gordon (8 July 2018). "David Davis resigns as Brexit secretary". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
- "Brexit Secretary David Davis resigns". BBC News. 9 July 2018.