David Gauke

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David Gauke

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Secretary of State for Justice
Lord Chancellor
Assumed office
8 January 2018
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Attorney GeneralJeremy Wright
Geoffrey Cox
Preceded byDavid Lidington
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
In office
11 June 2017 – 8 January 2018
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Preceded byDamian Green
Succeeded byEsther McVey
Chief Secretary to the Treasury
In office
14 July 2016 – 11 June 2017
Prime MinisterTheresa May
ChancellorPhilip Hammond
Preceded byGreg Hands
Succeeded byElizabeth Truss
Financial Secretary to the Treasury
In office
15 July 2014 – 14 July 2016
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
ChancellorGeorge Osborne
Preceded byNicky Morgan
Succeeded byJane Ellison
Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury
In office
13 May 2010 – 15 July 2014
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
ChancellorGeorge Osborne
Preceded bySarah McCarthy-Fry
Succeeded byPriti Patel
Member of Parliament
for South West Hertfordshire
Assumed office
5 May 2005
Preceded byRichard Page
Majority19,550 (32.2%)
Personal details
Born (1971-10-08) 8 October 1971 (age 47)
Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Rachel Gauke
Children3
Alma materSt Edmund Hall, Oxford
University of Law
WebsiteOfficial website

David Michael Gauke MP (/ɡɔːk/; born 8 October 1971) is a British Conservative Party politician and solicitor. He is the Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor since 2018 and Member of Parliament (MP) for South West Hertfordshire since 2005.

He was appointed as Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor in January 2018 by Prime Minister Theresa May.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Cross, Michael (8 January 2018). "Gauke named as first solicitor lord chancellor". Law Society Gazette. Retrieved 9 January 2018.