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MP is promoted to highest legal role

Swindon Advertiser: Robert Buckland Robert Buckland

South Swindon MP Robert Buckland has been promoted to one of the highest legal offices in the country following yesterday’s ministerial reshuffle.

David Cameron undertook a shake-up, with some high-profile names, including Michael Gove and William Hague, being removed from their roles.

Robert has now taken up the position of Solicitor General, and will act as deputy for the incoming Attorney General, Jeremy Wright, the MP for Kenilworth and Southam.

He will replace outgoing Solicitor General Oliver Heald, the MP for north-east Hertfordshire.

The Solicitor General advises the Crown and cabinet on critical matters of law, and deputise for the Attorney Genera.

The post usually goes to a barrister or a Member of Parliament who has trained as a barrister.

Robert graduated in law in 1990, before standing as a Conservative Parliament-ary candidate in 2005.

After being elected to Parliament in 2010, he was also elected to the Justice Select Committee. He also sits on the Joint Committee on Human Rights.

During his time as an MP he has done a great deal of work around the new domestic abuse legislation, including being involved in Claire’s Law, in which partners can carry out checks on the criminal history of their partners, and Cinderella’s Law, which proposed giving emotional abuse of children the same gravity in the justice system as physical abuse.

He has also proposed prisoners’ mobile phone should be sold off to raise money for victims’ charities.

Following the announcement Robert was thrust immediately into his role and began briefings from the legal team and civil servants to prepare him for the post.

“This is a huge privilege,” he said. “I am delighted and honoured to have been asked to take on this senior role.

“Of course, I will continue to work hard for South Swindon, and pledge that there will be no impact on my constituency work.

“The extra influence that comes with this position will be good news for South Swindon, and I will make sure I continue to representresidents effectively and conscientiously.”

Justin Tomlinson, the MP for North Swindon, said Mr Buckland was the perfect candidate for the role and would be able to jump in at the deep end given his legal background.

“This is fantastic news and I am really chuffed for Robert,” he said.

David Renard, the leader of Swindon Council, said: “I am delighted for Robert. Law is his area of expertise so it makes sense that he is promoted to this role.

“We are always looking for ways to raise Swindon’s profile in Government, and having one of our MPs elevated to such a high position is a good way of ensuring Swindon’s voice is heard at the highest levels.”

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6:40am Wed 16 Jul 14

messyits says...

Yes--very well done Robert--congratulati
ons.
Yes--very well done Robert--congratulati ons. messyits
  • Score: -40

7:10am Wed 16 Jul 14

Scouse Red says...

Well done Mr Buckland and good news for Swindon
Well done Mr Buckland and good news for Swindon Scouse Red
  • Score: -36

8:27am Wed 16 Jul 14

sn5 says...

Well done Robert, well deserved.
Well done Robert, well deserved. sn5
  • Score: -32

8:35am Wed 16 Jul 14

Davey Gravey says...

A yes man. Party line tower and career politician.
A yes man. Party line tower and career politician. Davey Gravey
  • Score: 22

8:57am Wed 16 Jul 14

benzss says...

Davey Gravey wrote:
A yes man. Party line tower and career politician.
Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

Anne Snelgrove was arguably worse at this sort of thing, but Buckland still has a few months to go yet...
[quote][p][bold]Davey Gravey[/bold] wrote: A yes man. Party line tower and career politician.[/p][/quote]Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. Anne Snelgrove was arguably worse at this sort of thing, but Buckland still has a few months to go yet... benzss
  • Score: 4

9:03am Wed 16 Jul 14

Davey Gravey says...

benzss wrote:
Davey Gravey wrote:
A yes man. Party line tower and career politician.
Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

Anne Snelgrove was arguably worse at this sort of thing, but Buckland still has a few months to go yet...
Agreed.
[quote][p][bold]benzss[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davey Gravey[/bold] wrote: A yes man. Party line tower and career politician.[/p][/quote]Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. Anne Snelgrove was arguably worse at this sort of thing, but Buckland still has a few months to go yet...[/p][/quote]Agreed. Davey Gravey
  • Score: -1

9:30am Wed 16 Jul 14

Russell Holland says...

This is really good news for Swindon and for Robert. Much deserved.
This is really good news for Swindon and for Robert. Much deserved. Russell Holland
  • Score: -49

9:39am Wed 16 Jul 14

benzss says...

Russell Holland wrote:
This is really good news for Swindon and for Robert. Much deserved.
How is this good news for Swindon?
[quote][p][bold]Russell Holland[/bold] wrote: This is really good news for Swindon and for Robert. Much deserved.[/p][/quote]How is this good news for Swindon? benzss
  • Score: 30

10:16am Wed 16 Jul 14

The Real Librarian says...

QUOTE
"He has also proposed prisoners’ mobile phone should be sold off to raise money for victims’ charities. "
UNQUOTE

Did he really?

I thought they weren't supposed to have mobiles in prison.

If he is talking about their phone from outside, why stop there?

Lets have an acution of all their junk
QUOTE "He has also proposed prisoners’ mobile phone should be sold off to raise money for victims’ charities. " UNQUOTE Did he really? I thought they weren't supposed to have mobiles in prison. If he is talking about their phone from outside, why stop there? Lets have an acution of all their junk The Real Librarian
  • Score: 11

12:40pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Peter Mallinson says...

Davey Gravey wrote:
A yes man. Party line tower and career politician.
Just what is your problem Davey Gravey.

Every post you make is a big negative.

Is it Frustration, Bitterness or just that is the way you are.

Anyway, well done Robert and congratulations.
[quote][p][bold]Davey Gravey[/bold] wrote: A yes man. Party line tower and career politician.[/p][/quote]Just what is your problem Davey Gravey. Every post you make is a big negative. Is it Frustration, Bitterness or just that is the way you are. Anyway, well done Robert and congratulations. Peter Mallinson
  • Score: -11

12:50pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Davey Gravey says...

Peter Mallinson wrote:
Davey Gravey wrote:
A yes man. Party line tower and career politician.
Just what is your problem Davey Gravey.

Every post you make is a big negative.

Is it Frustration, Bitterness or just that is the way you are.

Anyway, well done Robert and congratulations.
It's my opinion.
Your inaccurate insult just makes you look stupid and a hypocrite. You're regularly moaning in articles on this website.
[quote][p][bold]Peter Mallinson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davey Gravey[/bold] wrote: A yes man. Party line tower and career politician.[/p][/quote]Just what is your problem Davey Gravey. Every post you make is a big negative. Is it Frustration, Bitterness or just that is the way you are. Anyway, well done Robert and congratulations.[/p][/quote]It's my opinion. Your inaccurate insult just makes you look stupid and a hypocrite. You're regularly moaning in articles on this website. Davey Gravey
  • Score: -1

12:52pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Ollie Dognacky says...

Peter Mallinson wrote:
Davey Gravey wrote:
A yes man. Party line tower and career politician.
Just what is your problem Davey Gravey.

Every post you make is a big negative.

Is it Frustration, Bitterness or just that is the way you are.

Anyway, well done Robert and congratulations.
Maybe he just hates politics.
I'm sure many people do....
Score +329 👍
[quote][p][bold]Peter Mallinson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davey Gravey[/bold] wrote: A yes man. Party line tower and career politician.[/p][/quote]Just what is your problem Davey Gravey. Every post you make is a big negative. Is it Frustration, Bitterness or just that is the way you are. Anyway, well done Robert and congratulations.[/p][/quote]Maybe he just hates politics. I'm sure many people do.... Score +329 👍 Ollie Dognacky
  • Score: 1

1:14pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Davey Gravey says...

hahaha. someones playing as i type this. Refresh,refresh,refr
esh
hahaha. someones playing as i type this. Refresh,refresh,refr esh Davey Gravey
  • Score: 5

1:15pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Sandor Clegane says...

It would be reassuring to believe that Mr Buckland might use his new position to finally do something about reforming the judiciary. He has more than enough direct evidence of how it is currently failing the public from Swindon's own courtrooms.
It would be reassuring to believe that Mr Buckland might use his new position to finally do something about reforming the judiciary. He has more than enough direct evidence of how it is currently failing the public from Swindon's own courtrooms. Sandor Clegane
  • Score: -2

1:27pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Davey Gravey says...

Hahaha. As if by magic the person with all the log ins appears. Brilliant.
Hahaha. As if by magic the person with all the log ins appears. Brilliant. Davey Gravey
  • Score: 4

1:28pm Wed 16 Jul 14

house on the hill says...

Davey Gravey wrote:
A yes man. Party line tower and career politician.
Is there any other sort of politician then? All the same arrogant, self serving chancers.
[quote][p][bold]Davey Gravey[/bold] wrote: A yes man. Party line tower and career politician.[/p][/quote]Is there any other sort of politician then? All the same arrogant, self serving chancers. house on the hill
  • Score: 8

5:16pm Wed 16 Jul 14

messyits says...

Sandor Clegane wrote:
It would be reassuring to believe that Mr Buckland might use his new position to finally do something about reforming the judiciary. He has more than enough direct evidence of how it is currently failing the public from Swindon's own courtrooms.
You appear to lack in knowledge as to Roberts role. Likewise how reforms take place. There are many Panels relating to Policing-Crime and a host of related certified groups with access to sensitive areas. The internet is carefully monitored for abuses that can take place and criminal activity.
[quote][p][bold]Sandor Clegane[/bold] wrote: It would be reassuring to believe that Mr Buckland might use his new position to finally do something about reforming the judiciary. He has more than enough direct evidence of how it is currently failing the public from Swindon's own courtrooms.[/p][/quote]You appear to lack in knowledge as to Roberts role. Likewise how reforms take place. There are many Panels relating to Policing-Crime and a host of related certified groups with access to sensitive areas. The internet is carefully monitored for abuses that can take place and criminal activity. messyits
  • Score: -6

6:30pm Wed 16 Jul 14

messyits says...

Davey Gravey wrote:
A yes man. Party line tower and career politician.
Perhaps due to your biased views you miss some of the issues both our elected MPs have raised in parliament and were adopted.
[quote][p][bold]Davey Gravey[/bold] wrote: A yes man. Party line tower and career politician.[/p][/quote]Perhaps due to your biased views you miss some of the issues both our elected MPs have raised in parliament and were adopted. messyits
  • Score: -18

8:46pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Davey Gravey says...

messyits wrote:
Davey Gravey wrote:
A yes man. Party line tower and career politician.
Perhaps due to your biased views you miss some of the issues both our elected MPs have raised in parliament and were adopted.
That doesn't change my opinion.
[quote][p][bold]messyits[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davey Gravey[/bold] wrote: A yes man. Party line tower and career politician.[/p][/quote]Perhaps due to your biased views you miss some of the issues both our elected MPs have raised in parliament and were adopted.[/p][/quote]That doesn't change my opinion. Davey Gravey
  • Score: 2

10:41pm Wed 16 Jul 14

chrisward2011 says...

Davey - Genuine question, have you ever ventured outside the SN postcode? Also, guessing you must be retired or unemployed as surely nobody else could spend literally every day monitoring the bastion of British journalism that is the Swindon Advertiser Website. Please confirm.
Davey - Genuine question, have you ever ventured outside the SN postcode? Also, guessing you must be retired or unemployed as surely nobody else could spend literally every day monitoring the bastion of British journalism that is the Swindon Advertiser Website. Please confirm. chrisward2011
  • Score: 12

7:59am Thu 17 Jul 14

Sandor Clegane says...

A balanced view and some actual facts 'doesn't change my opinion'.

Brilliant.
A balanced view and some actual facts 'doesn't change my opinion'. Brilliant. Sandor Clegane
  • Score: 3

9:16am Thu 17 Jul 14

Peter Mallinson says...

Davey Gravey wrote:
Peter Mallinson wrote:
Davey Gravey wrote:
A yes man. Party line tower and career politician.
Just what is your problem Davey Gravey.

Every post you make is a big negative.

Is it Frustration, Bitterness or just that is the way you are.

Anyway, well done Robert and congratulations.
It's my opinion.
Your inaccurate insult just makes you look stupid and a hypocrite. You're regularly moaning in articles on this website.
Davey Gravey I asked you some questions.

You answered them fully in your usual manner in your subsequent replies.

As for regular moaning as you put it, when was the last time I posted a comment.
[quote][p][bold]Davey Gravey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Peter Mallinson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davey Gravey[/bold] wrote: A yes man. Party line tower and career politician.[/p][/quote]Just what is your problem Davey Gravey. Every post you make is a big negative. Is it Frustration, Bitterness or just that is the way you are. Anyway, well done Robert and congratulations.[/p][/quote]It's my opinion. Your inaccurate insult just makes you look stupid and a hypocrite. You're regularly moaning in articles on this website.[/p][/quote]Davey Gravey I asked you some questions. You answered them fully in your usual manner in your subsequent replies. As for regular moaning as you put it, when was the last time I posted a comment. Peter Mallinson
  • Score: 1

10:07am Thu 17 Jul 14

Davey Gravey says...

Peter Mallinson wrote:
Davey Gravey wrote:
Peter Mallinson wrote:
Davey Gravey wrote:
A yes man. Party line tower and career politician.
Just what is your problem Davey Gravey.

Every post you make is a big negative.

Is it Frustration, Bitterness or just that is the way you are.

Anyway, well done Robert and congratulations.
It's my opinion.
Your inaccurate insult just makes you look stupid and a hypocrite. You're regularly moaning in articles on this website.
Davey Gravey I asked you some questions.

You answered them fully in your usual manner in your subsequent replies.

As for regular moaning as you put it, when was the last time I posted a comment.
What is my problem? Nothing.
Every post I make is a big negative. No it isn't.
Is it frustration, bittetness etc,blaa blaa blaa? Stupid insult with no foundation.
Better?

Only last week there was an article with you moaning in it so quit trying to be clever. I posted an opinion on my mp and you don't like it. End of.
[quote][p][bold]Peter Mallinson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davey Gravey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Peter Mallinson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davey Gravey[/bold] wrote: A yes man. Party line tower and career politician.[/p][/quote]Just what is your problem Davey Gravey. Every post you make is a big negative. Is it Frustration, Bitterness or just that is the way you are. Anyway, well done Robert and congratulations.[/p][/quote]It's my opinion. Your inaccurate insult just makes you look stupid and a hypocrite. You're regularly moaning in articles on this website.[/p][/quote]Davey Gravey I asked you some questions. You answered them fully in your usual manner in your subsequent replies. As for regular moaning as you put it, when was the last time I posted a comment.[/p][/quote]What is my problem? Nothing. Every post I make is a big negative. No it isn't. Is it frustration, bittetness etc,blaa blaa blaa? Stupid insult with no foundation. Better? Only last week there was an article with you moaning in it so quit trying to be clever. I posted an opinion on my mp and you don't like it. End of. Davey Gravey
  • Score: 0

10:08am Thu 17 Jul 14

Davey Gravey says...

chrisward2011 wrote:
Davey - Genuine question, have you ever ventured outside the SN postcode? Also, guessing you must be retired or unemployed as surely nobody else could spend literally every day monitoring the bastion of British journalism that is the Swindon Advertiser Website. Please confirm.
What are you on about? Loon.
[quote][p][bold]chrisward2011[/bold] wrote: Davey - Genuine question, have you ever ventured outside the SN postcode? Also, guessing you must be retired or unemployed as surely nobody else could spend literally every day monitoring the bastion of British journalism that is the Swindon Advertiser Website. Please confirm.[/p][/quote]What are you on about? Loon. Davey Gravey
  • Score: 1

10:10am Thu 17 Jul 14

Davey Gravey says...

Sandor Clegane wrote:
A balanced view and some actual facts 'doesn't change my opinion'.

Brilliant.
Just stick to getting banned and messing with the votes eh.
[quote][p][bold]Sandor Clegane[/bold] wrote: A balanced view and some actual facts 'doesn't change my opinion'. Brilliant.[/p][/quote]Just stick to getting banned and messing with the votes eh. Davey Gravey
  • Score: 1
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