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Chris Grayling

Data de nascimento: 1. Abril 1962

Christopher Stephen Grayling is a British Conservative Party politician and author who served as Secretary of State for Transport from 2016 to 2019. He has served as Member of Parliament for Epsom and Ewell since 2001. Grayling previously worked in the television and film industry.

Grayling was born in London and studied History at Cambridge University. He wrote a number of books as well as working for the BBC and Channel 4 before going into politics. A member of the Social Democratic Party until 1988, he then joined the Conservatives. First elected to Parliament in the 2001 general election for Epsom and Ewell, he was appointed to the Shadow Cabinet of David Cameron in 2005 as Shadow Secretary of State for Transport.

From 2007 he became the Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, and in 2009 he was appointed Shadow Home Secretary. Following the 2010 general election and the formation of the Coalition Government, Grayling was made the Minister of State for Employment.

In September 2012, he was appointed to the UK Cabinet as the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice from 2012 to 2015. He was the first non-lawyer to have served as Lord Chancellor for at least 440 years. He was the Leader of the House of Commons and the Lord President of the Council from 2015 to 2016.

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„Nobody has ever said the negotiation would be straightforward and simple.“

—  Chris Grayling

Interviewed on The Andrew Marr Show http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05k0894 (15 October 2017)
2017

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