Dominic Rennie Raab is a British politician who is the current Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Secretary of State for Justice, and Lord Chancellor. He has been a Member of Parliament (MP) for Esher and Walton since 2010. A member of the Conservative Party, he served as Brexit Secretary in 2018 and First Secretary of State and Foreign Secretary from 2019 to 2021.
Born in Buckingham shire, Raab attended Dr. Challoner’s Grammar School. He studied law at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, switching to Jesus College, Cambridge for his master’s degree. He began his career as a lawyer at Linklaters, working at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and as a political aide. He was elected for Esher and Walton at the 2010 general election. He served as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Civil Liberties and Human Rights from 2015 to 2016. Following Theresa May’s appointment as Prime Minister, Raab returned to the backbenches but was appointed to the second May government as Minister of State for Courts and Justice following the 2017 general election. In the 2018 cabinet reshuffle, he was moved to the post of Minister of State for Housing and Planning.
In 2018, Raab was promoted to Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union following the resignation of David Davis. Two weeks later, May deputized Raab to negotiate Britain’s departure from the European Union, leaving him to oversee domestic preparations instead. Four months later, Raab resigned as Brexit Secretary in opposition to May’s draft Brexit withdrawal agreement.
Who is Dominic Raab’s Wife Erika Raab?
When Erika was a marketing student studying in London and Dominic was employed by the Foreign Office, the two came into contact. At a party with friends, they saw each other and eventually got together.
When they initially met, Erika remarked: “There was an immediate draw to it. It’s incredibly good that my best friend and his best friend got married.”
The future Mrs. Rey-Raab relocated to Madrid shortly after, and for a year, the couple commuted between Madrid and London.
In 2004, just two years after they first met, Dominic popped the question on Christmas Eve, but the couple’s wedding date remains unknown. Peter and Joshua are two of Dominic and Erika’s kids.
Erika’s parents only speak the Brazilian language; Joshua and Peter, who are both bilingual in Portuguese and English, are named after Dominic’s father.
After completing her education, Erika pursued her career in marketing and eventually rose to the position of a marketing executive at Google. She did, however, quit her employment in 2020.