MP appointed as Attorney General

9th July 2018

Downing Street confirmed Geoffrey Cox’s appointment as part of a number of changes to Theresa May’s Cabinet.

Commenting on his appointment as Attorney General, Geoffrey Cox said:

“It is an honour to be appointed Attorney General for England and Wales. I look forward to building on the successes of my predecessor and I want to thank Jeremy Wright for his distinguished four years in the role.

“The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) is a unique and historic government department. I am proud to be joining the AGO, which has the highest staff engagement score in central Government. I look forward to working with the Solicitor General to play my part in making law and politics work together at the heart of the UK constitution.”

Geoffrey 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.

 

Surgery Dates

Geoffrey holds regular surgeries. To book an appointment please click here or call 01822 612925.
 
Saturday 20th October
Holsworthy, Tavistock
 
Saturday 3rd November
Bideford, Torrington