South East Cambridgeshire MP Lucy Frazer has received a promotion by Prime Minister Theresa May.
During Mrs May’s cabinet reshuffle last week, Ms Frazer was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice.
Before becoming an MP in 2015 Ms Frazer practised as a barrister and was appointed as Queen’s Counsel in 2013.
Since being voted into Parliament, she’s served on the Education Select Committee and has been Parliamentary Private Secretary to both the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice and, prior to that, the Paymaster General and Minister to the Cabinet Office.
Ms Frazer said: “I am delighted to have been appointed as a Minister to the Justice Team.
“Working in a department that supports people when they are often most in need – helping victims, those needing access to the courts and ensuring offenders receive appropriate punishment but are also rehabilitated – is a privilege, and I am pleased to have an opportunity to play a role in these areas.
“As we leave the EU it is also vitally important that the future of the UK’s thriving legal services industry is secured. Some outstanding Ministers have left the department but I am looking forward to working with a dynamic new Justice team to continue to improve our justice system.”