Lidington steps into a new role
Mr Lidington, who is the former leader of the House of Commons, has now been appointed justice secretary and Lord Chancellor.
The MP, who has held the seat since 1992 and received 55% of votes in the General Election in Aylesbury, said he was thrilled to be appointed.
“Honoured and delighted to be appointed Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice,” Mr Lidington announced on Twitter.
Mr Lidington received 32,313 votes in the election on Thursday June 8 and increased his large majority by 4.3%.
After the results were read in Aylesbury, he announced it was an “enormous privilege” to be reelected once again.
He said: “I will continue as I go forward with the responsibilities in parliament, to work as hard as I can for every constituent in every part of this constituency, irrespective of how anyone might have voted, or indeed whether they decided not to vote at all. I look forward with great relish to embarking on those responsibilities again.”
The Aylesbury MP will step into the role after Liz Truss was sacked from the position of justice secretary. Former environment secretary Andrea Leadsom has taken over as the new Commons leader after Mr Lidington’s role change.