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Who is the best – and worst – justice secretary?
Social media poll predictably found Chris Grayling was ranked as the least successful Justice Secretary. But who was rated the best?

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Somewhat bored over a wet weekend with a light sporting timetable, I invited my followers on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook to take part in a poll to rank the nine justice secretaries who have held the post since it was first introduced in 2007.

The survey asked contributors to:

Rank the 9 post-holders in descending order of their effectiveness in achieving the MoJ’s official vision to deliver a world-class justice system that works for everyone in society.

Thanks to the 211 people who participated. The results of this (deeply unscientific) process, were that Ken Clarke came out as people’s favourite Justice Secretary with Charlie Falconer and David Gauke in the Silver and Bronze positions respectively. Inevitably, Liz Truss and Chris Grayling were some way adrift at the bottom of the pack.

Thanks to everyone who took part. 

You can see the full detail of results below and a shareable infograhic at the bottom of the post.

For those of you of a nerdy disposition (pot/kettle), you can see the full details of the vote in the graphic below.

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