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David Michael Gauke MP (/ɡɔːk/; born 8 October 1971), a British Conservative Party politician and a solicitor, is the Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain. He has been the MP for South West Hertfordshire
since 2005. He was appointed as the Secretary of State for Justice, and simultaneously as Lord Chancellor, in January 2018.[1]


1 Early life and career 2 Parliamentary career

2.1 Expenses

3 Personal life 4 References 5 External links

Early life and career[edit] Gauke was educated at Northgate High School in Ipswich, Suffolk
before attending St Edmund Hall, Oxford
St Edmund Hall, Oxford
where he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in law in 1993, and the College of Law
in Chester
where he graduated in legal practice in 1995. In 1993, he was a researcher for Barry Legg, the Conservative MP for Milton Keynes South West. He worked as a trainee solicitor with Richards Butler
Richards Butler
from 1995, being admitted as a solicitor in 1997. From 1999 to 2005, he was a solicitor in the financial services group at Macfarlanes,[2] a corporate law firm. Gauke was elected as the vice-chairman of the Brent East Conservative Association for two years from 1998, and contested the seat at the 2001 general election finishing in second place 13,047 votes behind the Labour MP Paul Daisley. Parliamentary career[edit] Gauke was elected to the House of Commons at the 2005 general election for Hertfordshire
South West following the retirement of Richard Page. Gauke won the seat with a majority of 8,473, making his maiden speech on 9 June 2005.[3] Between 2005 and 2008, he served as a member of the Procedure Select Committee. He was a member of the Treasury Select Committee between 2006 and 2007, before joining the Opposition front bench as Shadow Treasury Minister. Following his re-election at the 2010 general election, he was appointed Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury. In December 2013 Gauke was reported to HM Revenue and Customs
HM Revenue and Customs
after advertising an unpaid six-month "training post" at his constituency office in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire.[4] On 13 July 2016 Gauke was made a member of the Privy Council.[5] On 14 July 2016 Gauke was made Chief Secretary to the Treasury
Chief Secretary to the Treasury
as part of Theresa May's ministry. On 11 June 2017, Gauke was made Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, having previously only worked in the Treasury. On 8 January 2018 Gauke succeeded David Lidington
David Lidington
as Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor.[6] He is the first solicitor to hold the post.[1] Expenses[edit] Gauke claimed £10,248.32 in stamp duty and fees involved in the purchase of his second home in London, a flat. A Channel 4 Dispatches programme revealed that he was claiming expenses on the flat in central London despite having a property located only one hour away on public transport. Gauke sold the flat in August 2012, keeping £27,000, the property price having increased by £67,000 since purchase. He paid nearly £40,000 of this to the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) as MPs only have to pay back any profit made in the previous two years [7] He told the UK public that negotiating a price discount with a tradesmen for paying in cash for the purposes of evading tax is morally wrong.[8] Personal life[edit] Gauke is married to Rachel, who is a professional support lawyer specialising in corporate tax at legal research provider LexisNexis.[9] They have three sons and live in Chorleywood
in Hertfordshire.[10] He is a lifelong supporter of Ipswich
Town.[11] References[edit]

^ a b Cross, Michael (8 January 2018). "Gauke named as first solicitor lord chancellor". Law
Society Gazette. Retrieved 9 January 2018.  ^ Your fate in their hands, Legal Week, 18 November 2004 ^ House of Commons Debates for 9 June 2005 UK Parliament ^ Gil, Natalie. "Minister reported to own department for advertising unpaid post in his office". The Guardian. Retrieved 26 December 2013.  ^ Government of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
(13 July 2016), Privy Council appointments: Arlene Foster, Ruth Davidson, David Gauke
David Gauke
and Ed Vaizey, retrieved 16 July 2016  ^ " David Gauke
David Gauke
moves from work and pensions to become justice secretary". The Guardian. 8 January 2018. Retrieved 8 January 2018.  ^ Claire Newell,Holly Watt and Christopher Hope (16 November 2012). "Minister in cash row keeps £27,000 profit from sale of second home". DailyTelegraph.co.uk.  ^ "Paying tradesmen cash in hand morally wrong, says minister". BBC News. BBC. 24 July 2012. Retrieved 25 July 2012.  ^ Biography of Rachel Gauke, LexisWeb.co.uk ^ "Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury: David Gauke
David Gauke
MP". HM Treasury. Retrieved 17 January 2011.  ^ Biography of David Gauke, conservatives.com

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Parliament of the United Kingdom

Preceded by Richard Page Member of Parliament for South West Hertfordshire 2005–present Incumbent

Political offices

Preceded by Sarah McCarthy-Fry Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury 2010–2014 Succeeded by Priti Patel

Preceded by Nicky Morgan Financial Secretary to the Treasury 2014–2016 Succeeded by Jane Ellison

Preceded by Greg Hands Chief Secretary to the Treasury 2016–2017 Succeeded by Liz Truss

Preceded by Damian Green Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 2017–2018 Succeeded by Esther McVey

Preceded by David Lidington Secretary of State for Justice 2018–present Incumbent

Lord Chancellor 2018–present

Order of precedence in England and Wales

Preceded by Justin Welby as Archbishop of Canterbury Gentlemen as Lord Chancellor Succeeded by John Sentamu as Archbishop of York

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Preceded by Sheriff Principal
Sheriff Principal
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Theresa May

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Also attend meetings

David Gauke Ben Gummer Robert Halfon Gavin Williamson Jeremy Wright

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Second May Cabinet

Cabinet members

Theresa May

Karen Bradley James Brokenshire Alun Cairns Greg Clark David Davis Baroness Evans of Bowes Park Michael Fallon Liam Fox David Gauke Chris Grayling Damian Green Justine Greening Philip Hammond Matt Hancock Jeremy Hunt Sajid Javid Boris Johnson Brandon Lewis David Lidington Esther McVey Patrick McLoughlin Penny Mordaunt David Mundell Priti Patel Amber Rudd Gavin Williamson

Also attend meetings

Andrea Leadsom Caroline Nokes Claire Perry Julian Smith Elizabeth Truss Jeremy Wright

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