Lid­ing­ton steps into a new role

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - GENERAL ELECTION 2017 -


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.

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