The Rt Hon Julian Smith MP was appointed Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on 24 July 2019.
Julian was Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (Chief Whip) from 2 November 2017 to 24 July 2019. He was Treasurer of HM Household (Deputy Chief Whip) from 13 June 2017 to 2 November 2017.
Previously he was Vice Chamberlain of HM Household (Government Whip) from 17 July 2016 to 13 June 2017. He was elected Conservative MP for Skipton and Ripon in 2010.