Charles Falconer, Baron Falconer of Thoroton

Politician

1951 –

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Who is Charles Falconer, Baron Falconer of Thoroton?

Charles Leslie Falconer, Baron Falconer of Thoroton, PC, QC is a British Labour politician and barrister.

Falconer became the Lord Chancellor and the first Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs in 2003 under Prime Minister Tony Blair, and would go on to become the first Secretary of State for Justice in a 2007 reorganization and enlargement of the portfolio of the Department for Constitutional Affairs. He held this role for over a month until Gordon Brown became Prime Minister in June 2007. Falconer was replaced by Jack Straw.

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Born
Nov 19, 1951
Edinburgh
Also known as
  • Charles Leslie Falconer
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • Queens' College, Cambridge
  • Edinburgh Academy

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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