An Oxfordshire MP has been appointed the Government’s new Solicitor General.

Witney and West Oxfordshire MP Robert Courts will replace Michael Tomlinson, who was made immigration minister after Robert Jenrick’s resignation yesterday (Wednesday, December 6).

Mr Courts’ appointment has been approved by the King, the UK government announced today.

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In his new role, he will support and deputise for Attorney General Victoria Prentis, who is MP for another Oxfordshire constituency, Banbury.

Mr Courts was elected to his parliamentary seat in October 2016, succeeding former Prime Minister and current Foreign Secretary Lord Cameron of Chipping Norton.

He was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport between September 8, 2020, and September 20, 2022.

In October, he was elected Chair of the Defence Committee.