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A view from the North

The position of Lord Chancellor is unique amongst members of the Cabinet. The Prime Minister wants to appoint someone as Chancellor of the Exchequer? Appoint someone from your old dining club at University. However when it comes to the Lord Chancellor it is not that straightforward. The appointment is governed by section 2 of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005. And that statute lists the qualifications required.

So before we all get a bit gung-ho in decrying the current incumbent’s lack of qualification for the job we should examine his credentials. Section 2 of the Act states that the Lord Chancellor is to be qualified by experience and that “a person may not be recommended for appointment as Lord Chancellor unless he appears to the Prime Minister to be qualified by experience.” Now all of you can just stop right now with your “he isn’t a lawyer, he isn’t qualified at…

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