Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice.
Responsibilities, The Secretary of State has oversight of all Ministry of Justice business and is responsible for making improvements to the criminal justice and prison system so that it better serves the public. Other responsibilities include, Resourcing of his Department, Functions of the Lord Chancellor, Overall Strategy and delivery of particular priority programme’s, EU and International business, Corporate Services, public appointments and judicial policy including pay, pensions and diversity.
He receives a salary as Lord Chancellor and is unpaid as Secretary of State for Justice.
Educated at Robert Gordon’s College, Aberdeen and Lady Margaret Hall Oxford University.
Elected Conservative MP for Surrey Heath in 2005, appointed Secretary of state for Education in May 2010 served as Government Chief Whip and Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury July 2014 to May 2015.
Appointed Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice on 10 May 2015.
Became a journalist after leaving university, worked as a reporter for the press and journal in Aberdeen, a researcher and reporter at Scottish television and a reporter at BBC television. He was later Assistant Editor of The Times.