Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP was first elected as MP for Beaconsfield in 1997. He had previously fought the seat of Lambeth Norwood in 1997 and was a Councillor in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham from 1982-1986.
Dominic was educated at Westminster school and Magdalen College, Oxford where he read Modern History.
He was called to the Bar in 1980 and practiced as a Barrister before entering Parliament.
He served as a lay visitor to police stations in the early 1990s.
Since his election in 1997 Dominic has played a key role in the formulation of Home Affairs and Justice policies. In Opposition he spearheaded the Party's efforts against the erosion of Civil Liberties and, as Shadow Secretary of State for Justice, led work on proposals for a Bill of Rights to replace the Human Rights Act. He was at the forefront of Labour's first defeat in the House of Commons over 90 day detention without charge.
Dominic was appointed Attorney General by the Prime Minister in May 2010.
Elected MP for Beaconsfield in 1997 -
Shadow Minister for Scotland, June 1999 - Sept 2001
Shadow Minister for Criminal Justice, Sept 2001 - June 2008
Shadow Attorney General, November 2003 - September 2009
Shadow Home Secretary, June 2008 - January 2009
Shadow Secretary of State for Justice, January 2009 - May 2010
Attorney General, May 2010 -
INTERESTS OUTSIDE OF POLITICS:
He has been a deputy churchwarden and member of the London Diocesan Synod. He enjoys mountain climbing, ski-ing, travel, fell-walking and scuba diving, architecture and art.
Dominic is married to Caroline who is a Barrister and they have two teenage boys: James and Hugo.