Shailesh Vara MP


Shailesh Vara was Minister of State at the Northern Ireland Office from July 2018 to November 2018, having previously served as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State . He served as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Work and Pensions from July 2015 until July 2016 and at the Ministry of Justice from October 2013 until July 2016. He served as an Assistant Government Whip (HM Treasury) from May 2010 until September 2012. He was elected Conservative MP for North West Cambridgeshire in 2005.

Previous roles in government

  1. Minister of State for Northern Ireland

    • 2018 to 2018
  2. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Welfare Delivery

    • 2015 to 2016
  3. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Minister for the Courts and Legal Aid

    • 2013 to 2016


  1. NIO Ministers mark 102nd anniversary of the battle of the Somme
  2. Probate consultation
  3. HM Courts and Tribunals Service estate
  4. Family Justice
  5. HMCTS
  6. Government to outlaw legal referral fees
  7. HMCTS Estates announcement
  8. Ministerial appointment: Shailesh Vara
  9. New measures to make criminals pay legal aid costs
  10. 2010 to 2015 government policy: victims of crime