Jeremy Wright has been the Conservative Party MP for Kenilworth and Southam since 2010, retaining his seat with a majority of 21,002 in 2015.  Between 2005 and 2010, he was MP for Rugby and Kenilworth.
Attorney general appointment
In July 2014, Wright was appointed as the government's attorney-general. This role acts as chief legal adviser to the Crown and has a number of independent public interest functions, as well as overseeing the Law Officers’ departments. These are:
- the Crown Prosecution Service
- the Serious Fraud Office
- Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate
His other responsibilities include:
- acting as principal legal adviser on questions of EU and international law, human rights and devolution issues
- referring unduly lenient sentences to the Court of Appeal
- bringing proceedings for contempt of court
- intervening in certain proceedings to protect charities
- dealing with questions of law arising on government Bills
- legal aspects of all major international and domestic litigation involving the government
Wright held on to his position during incoming Prime Minister Theresa May's extensive cabinet reshuffle.
- Jeremy Wright Express, accessed 19 May 2015
- Jeremy Wright, www.parliament.uk, accessed 24 August 2013.
- Register of interests of members' secretaries and research assistants, 23 March 2016, parliament.uk, accessed 25 April 2016
- Ministerial appointments: July 2014, Prime Minister's Office, 15 July 2014.