Back to the Ministry of Justice

I was honoured and delighted to be asked to join Theresa May’s new government. I am returning to the Ministry of Justice as a Minister of State under Justice Secretary David Lidington, and with a terrific ministerial and civil service team. I’m looking forward to supporting the department’s reform agenda, from the criminal justice system […]

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A Conservative Manifesto for Aspirational Britain

Today, Prime Minister Theresa May launched the 2017 Conservative election manifesto. It is a bold prospectus for keeping the economy firing on all cylinders, delivering lower taxes, easing the pressure from the cost of living, making our society more meritocratic, addressing burning social challengers like care for the elderly, and – of course – making […]

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County Council Elections

Congratulations to all our Conservative County Councillors elected yesterday. It was a strong set of results for us on bread and butter local issues. In Elmbridge, we saw important gains in support, and I was proud to campaign alongside our excellent local team. Now, we turn to the General Election, which will naturally shift the […]

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Building Support for Brexit

Today, I’ve written a column for The Daily Telegraph looking ahead to next week when the Prime Minister, Theresa May, will officially trigger Article 50 – on 29 March. In my view, while taking a resolute approach, we also need to listen to reasonable critics, as part of the process of galvanising broader support – […]

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