House of Commons
Member of Parliament for Folkestone and Hythe
Damian Collins is the Conservative MP for Folkestone and Hythe, first elected in 2010. Prior to being a MP, Damian worked in the advertising industry, for M&C Saatchi and Lexington Communications. From 2016 to 2019, Damian chaired the House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee, leading inquiries into Disinformation and ‘Fake News’, Immersive and Addictive Technologies, Homophobia in Sport, Football Governance, Reality TV, and the BBC. During this time, he co-founded the International Grand Committee, a group of parliamentarians from around the world working together on electoral communications, disinformation, data privacy and digital competition. In 2021 Damian chaired a Joint Committee of the House of Lords and House of Commons scrutinising the draft Online Safety Bill. He also hosts a popular digital policy podcast, The Infotagion Podcast.