North Oxfordshire MP Victoria Prentis has been appointed Attorney General for England and Wales by new Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.
Victoria had been a Minister of State in the Department for Work and Pensions under Liz Truss and Minister of State for Farming, Fisheries and Food in the Department for Environment and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) under Boris Johnson.
Commenting on her appointment, Victoria said:
“It is an enormous privilege to have been appointed as Attorney General for England and Wales - a role that has existed since at least the year 1243.
Before I was first elected to Parliament in 2015, I worked in the Government's Legal Department for seventeen years. I provided advice on military, prisons and national security matters and represented the government in court. I am delighted to be returning to the law in my new role. It is a real honour to be able to work with the many excellent professionals across the Law Officers’ Departments once again.
The country is facing some very real challenges. I am confident that the new Prime Minister is the right person to address them. He is a decent, capable and serious man. I remain committed to my constituents in North Oxfordshire, who I represent first and foremost, and look forward to serving alongside colleagues in Cabinet.”
North Oxfordshire Conservative Association wishes Victoria the very best in her new role.