Torridge MP Geoffrey Cox given new role in Theresa May’s Cabinet reshuffle
- Credit: Archant
Torridge and West Devon MP Geoffrey Cox QC has been appointed Attorney General.
Downing Street confirmed Mr Cox’s appointment this evening (Monday) as part of a number of changes to Theresa May’s Cabinet.
The changes follow the resignations of David Davis and Boris Johnson from their respective posts as Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union and Foreign Secretary .
Mr Cox will now attend Cabinet meetings. He replaces Jeremy Wright QC, who was announced as Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport after four years as the Attorney General.
The Attorney General is one of the Law Officers of the Crown, serving as the chief legal adviser of the Crown and the England and Wales Government.
You may also want to watch:
The Torridge MP has been in office for 13 years, and was elected for a fourth time in last year’s General Election with a record victory, receiving 56 per cent of the vote.
- 1 Devon's Tiki surf brand is up for sale
- 2 I'm Still Standing: Ambulance worker's battle against the darkness
- 3 'Bonkers' idea led to the creation of Children's Hospice South West
- 4 Northam murder suspect remanded in custody
- 5 Barnstaple man cleared of drug dealing charges
- 6 Barnstaple's The ilab launches iPad appeal to help lockdown home schoolers
- 7 Tributes to Ilfracombe's 30-year school governor
- 8 Three more Covid deaths at North Devon District Hospital but cases are falling
- 9 Man charged with murder of Northam pensioner
- 10 Council and police step up Covid enforcement in North Devon