The Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP

Chair

Dominic is a barrister and has been the MP for Beaconsfield since 1997. He was the Shadow Attorney General from 2003-09, Shadow Home Secretary from 2008-09 and Shadow Justice Secretary from 2009-10.

Under the Coalition Government Dominic was the Attorney General for England and Wales and the Advocate General for Northern Ireland until July 2014.

Dominic was educated at Westminster School and went on to Magdalen College, Oxford where he studied Modern History. Then he studied Law. He was called to the Bar in 1980 and was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 2008. He is a bencher of his Inn of Court, the Middle Temple.

During the 1980s, Dominic served as a local councillor in Fulham. He was Chairman of the Research Committee of the Society of Conservative Lawyers between 1992 and 1997.

Dominic was elected Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee in September 2015. He has been a Member of the Standards and Privileges Committee and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Society of Conservative Lawyers from 2015 to 2017. He is the President of the Franco-British Society and Vice-Chairman of the Franco-British Council. He is Honorary Recorder of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, a member of the Council of Management of Ditchley Park and a Trustee of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Dominic is bilingual in French. Married to Caroline, a practising barrister. They have two adult sons: James and Hugo.

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CGE at the March for a People's Vote

Following on from the overwhelming support for an Informed Vote by CGE members, we have been organising and taking part in a variety of initiatives.

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The Rt Hon. Alistair Burt MP

Vice Chair 

Alistair qualified as a solicitor in 1980, he worked in practice in London until 1983 before becoming elected to Parliament for Bury North.

Richard Harrington MP

Vice Chair

Richard has been the MP for Watford since 2010 and recently held the position of Minister for Business & Industry until his resignation over the Government’s stance on no deal. 

Edward Bickham

Deputy Chair

Edward is a former Special Adviser to Douglas Hurd (as Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary, including during the negotiation of the Maastricht Treaty). He is the author of CGE paper: ‘Seeking the Common Ground – Building a new constructive relationship between Britain and the European Union’ (2017).

Antoinette Sandbach MP

Vice President

Following a successful career at the Bar, where she practised for 13 years specialising in Criminal Law, Antoinette was elected to the Welsh Assembly in 2011 to represent the North Wales Region.  

John Bowis OBE

Vice President

John served as a Member of the European Parliament for London from 1999 until stepping down in 2009.

Mark Leverton

Treasurer
Mark Leverton is the treasurer of the Conservative Group for Europe and sits on the Executive as well as the Council. Professionally, he has more than 25 years' experience as a Corporate Relations leader working in a multinational environment, with substantial international experience of developing

Liz Spencer

Membership Secretary

In the first European Referendum Liz was national Chair of Students for a United Europe. She has served as a district Councillor for West Derbyshire and co-founded and ran the largest, independent, European public policy company with offices in 20 countries.

Colin Bramall

Secretary

Colin was first involved in politics with the Yes Campaign in the 1975 referendum. He has been involved with the Conservative party since then.