Jeremy Wright assures his constituents they will remain top priority, despite move to ministerial position
KENILWORTH and Southam’s MP is settling into a top position at the Ministry of Justice after being appointed as part of a major government reorganisation.
Jeremy Wright (pictured left) is now Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the MoJ with responsibility for the prison service, probation, rehabilitation, the criminal justice system and sentencing.
And with his background in law, the former criminal barrister said he is looking forward to getting to grips with the new position.
“It means a lot of extra responsibility but I welcome it and am very honoured to have been asked to take it up,” he said. “The Prime Minister took me to Downing Street and invited me to join the Ministry of Justice which of course I was very excited to accept.
He added: “I am very busy but it is very interesting and I am thoroughly enjoying getting to grips with it.”
Mr Wright was a Conservative party whip for around two and a half years and so is no stranger to the government - but is now looking forward to the chance to revisit the legal world.
“I am very passionate about law and this gives me the chance to look at it from another angle,” he said. “I am spending a lot of time looking back at legal issues and reminding myself of legal issues which I am really enjoying.”
He has assured from the start that his constituents will remain his “top priority”.
“I would never accept any position which would affect my constituents and my ability to represent them in Parliament,” he said.
· See this week’s Courier for Jeremy Wright’s regular fortnightly column to find out more.
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