Damian lives between Alton and Petersfield with his wife Jacqui and their three young children. He is committed to working hard to support the many excellent East Hants businesses, charities and organisations. His priorities include protecting village facilities - the remaining shops, post offices and village schools - and bolstering market towns like Alton and Petersfield. He will strive to help ensure the opportunity is seized for the best future for Bordon, and the best deal for all local people.
Damian’s first passion is education. Shortly after entering Parliament he was elected to the education select committee; and went on to chair the all-party parliamentary group on social mobility. His other areas of interest include business, the economy and issues around tackling poverty. He has a particular interest in access to affordable, responsible financial services, and the positive role of credit unions. He now serves as Minister for Employment, and formerly as Assistant Government Whips and Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister for the Armed Forces.
Damian’s degree is in Politics, Philosophy and Economics and his secondary schooling was at St Ambrose Grammar School, Altrincham. Before Parliament, Damian spent 18 years working in the pubs/brewing and hotel industries, in Britain and abroad.