A SHOCK casualty of the Prime Ministers cabinet reshuffle, Beaconsfield MP Dominic Grieve has vowed to continue to serve the needs of his constituents.
MP Grieve was told by David Cameron he would be replaced as the governments Attorney General on Monday night, after being appointed to the role in 2010.
He was one of many high profile parliamentary members to leave the cabinet, with William Hague, Michael Gove and Ken Clarke all being moved from their current positions.
However, despite being replaced as the government’s main legal advisor, the Beaconsfield MP says he will stand again in 2015 and hopes to continue working on the matters close to his constituents, including the HS2 proposal.
He said: “I have to say my work in the constituency probably won’t change too much. I will continue to offer my support for people in my area and help them with the issues that concern them.
“I was very busy as Attorney General, but I always tried to make time for my constituents and to concentrate on local concerns.
“I will continue my work within the local area by holding my surgeries and by concentrating on the interests of my constituents.”
He added: “HS2 is certainly a major issue for the county and my constituents.
“We have already had a second reading with a massive majority of support behind it.
“My task it to work and do my best for my constituents by making sure the details give them the best possible result.
“However, I would be surprised if there was a big change in decision as there is a big support behind it.
“Khalsa too is a priority; I will do what I can to best represent the concerns of people in that area.
“We have just had a planning hearing and we will have to wait for the report from this to come in before I can pass comment.”
Although admitting to be shocked at the decision to remove him as Attorney General, MP Grieve says he remains fully behind the Conservatives in the run up to next May’s General Election.
He said: “The decision did come as a surprise, I have to say, it was not what I expected to happen but it is perfectly within the right of the Prime Minister to make that decision.
“I was informed in the normal manner I went to meet with the Prime Minister after he called me for a meeting on Monday evening, but I actually stayed in office until the following afternoon.
“I would have been perfectly happy to remain as Attorney General, but obviously that decision is not mine.”
MP Grieve was also keen to wish his successor, Jeremy Wright, good luck in taking over the role and he has also thanked everyone for their support over the last four years.