london - The 67-year-old David Michael Davis gets in the new cabinet of Prime Minister Theresa May, the one-time minister post for Leaving given by the European Union. At first glance one might unenviable post, which he has to untangle the threads of four decades of European history.
However, the Conservative veteran is tried and tested in the political profession. He is currently a member of the House of Commons, but he has many important functions within and outside the party to his name. The York-born Davis did even once a bid for the leadership of his Conservative Party, but lost unexpectedly the man Wednesday cleared the field, David Cameron.
Cameron did the same after him begging with a ministerial post, but Davis refused and took in the House of Commons sitting as 'backbencher'. He had moreover been MP since 1987.
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The new minister is true in Britain as the archetype of the old-fashioned, conservative Tory. Within the party, he kicked the president, a position he held from 2001 to 2002. Under Prime Minister John Major, he was from 1994 to 1997 Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Davis is married and has three children.