Victoria Prentis appointed Attorney General in government reshuffle
Number 10 confirmed the appointment on Tuesday evening
Banbury’s MP Victoria Prentis has been given the role of Attorney General in Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s new government. The Attorney General is chief legal adviser to the government.
Mrs Prentis now reports directly to the Prime Minister. She will attend cabinet meetings, but the role is not part of the cabinet.
Mrs Prentis said: “I am honoured to be appointed as Attorney General for England and Wales and look forward to working with my officials and with the many excellent professionals across the Law Officers’ Departments.
“I am delighted to be returning to the law, having spent seventeen years as a government lawyer before being elected to Parliament.”
Having qualified as a barrister in 1995, Victoria Prentis joined the Civil Service in 1997. She became the MP for Banbury in 2015, replacing Sir Tony Baldry.
The two most recent holders of the post of Attorney General were Suella Braverman and Michael Ellis.
In Liz Truss’ government Mrs Prentis held the role of Minister of State for Work and Welfare.
Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam