York Union event
Dominic Grieve is a leading lawyer and has been Conservative MP for Beaconsfield since 1997. In 2010-2014, he served as Attorney General - the ministerial position of chief legal adviser to the government. The director of Liberty, Shami Chakrabarti, recently called him “one of the finest Attorney Generals of modern times who has always put the law first and populist politics second.” Grieve has enjoyed a notably successful legal career being made a member of the Queen’s Council (QC) in 2008. He was made Shadow Home Secretary in 2008, Shadow Justice Secretary in 2009 and Attorney General and Privy Councillor in 2010. His dedication to the rule of law has been evident during his time in parliament. He has focused on the need to protect the jury trial system, “the bulwark of our freedom”, and human rights. A vocal supporter of the European Convention of Human Rights, he actively warns of the serious repercussions if the UK begins to treat the European Court of Human Rights rulings as purely advisory. Not afraid to stick to his principles, Grieve has consistently remained pro the UK’s membership of the European Union, putting him at odds with Conservative leadership. He is standing again this election in Beaconsfield to serve his fifth term as their MP. He will be with the Union on Thursday 30th April to discuss the Conservative Party, Europe and the upcoming General Election.
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To cover the expenses of hosting the event, we have a suggested donation of £2 from students and £4 from members of the public. The York Union is a strictly not-for-profit organisation. There will be a free wine reception following the event.