Damon Bossino

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The Honourable
Damon Bossino
MP
HM Opposition Shadow Minister for Transport & Tourism
Incumbent
Assumed office
December 2011
Personal details
Born Damon James Bossino
Nationality British (Gibraltarian)
Political party Gibraltar Social Democrats (GSD)
Spouse(s) Rosa
Children 3
Alma mater Kingston University
Occupation barrister

The Hon. Damon James Bossino is a Gibraltarian barrister and MP of the Gibraltar Parliament as a member of the Gibraltar Social Democrats. He is married and has three children.

Biography[edit]

Damon Bossino was educated at Bayside Comprehensive School, where he was a contemporary of Fabian Picardo.[1] He studied law in England (Kingston University) and after completing his Bar Professional Training Course at the Inns of Court School of Law, he was admitted to the Bar in 1995 (England and Gibraltar).[2]

Bossino was a candidate in the 1996 general elections by the Gibraltar National Party (GNP), at the age of 24. Many still recall the concession speech delivered on behalf of the party the morning after the vote. Damon left what then became the Liberal Party before the 2000 general elections on the ground of its alliance with the GSLP. Prior to the election and up to the time of his resigning from the party he participated in political debates and interviews on TV and radio. He remained out of front line politics until he stood at the last general election but has been a keen follower of the political scene during that time.

In 2011 he was elected by the Gibraltar Social Democrats and appointed shadow minister for Transport & Tourism. He has had a keen interest in politics since his teens. He participated in school and TV debates on political subjects with Fabian Picardo who was in the same school year. In fact both individuals debued in front of the TV cameras debating politics in a programme chaired by Clive Golt in 1991 called ‘Live from the Rock’ which was filmed from the Rock Hotel. [3]

Damon was appointed Deputy Leader of the GSD on 17 March 2014. He is opposed to the Brussels process and is an advocate for tripartite, open agenda dialogue with Spain. In his opinion all of these things were achieved in the context of the Trilateral Forum of Dialogue secured during the third GSD term. Damon is firm in his view that the sovereignty of Gibraltar is not a matter for negotiation with Spain.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Damon J Bossino LL.B". Triay Stagnetto Neish. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "The Hon Damon J. Bossino, MP". martindale.com. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Damon Bossino - Bio". Personal website. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 

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