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New Lib Dem Shadow Cabinet revealed with four new MPs joining

Liberal Democrat party leader Jo Swinson has updated and expanded her Shadow Cabinet line-up, adding roles for new MPs Luciana Berger, Sam Gyimah, Phillip Lee and Angela Smith along with some changes in the responsibilities of the others.

Here is the new Liberal Democrat Shadow Cabinet line-up:

  • Jo Swinson
  • Ed Davey
  • Chuka Umunna
    • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
    • International Trade and President of the Board of Trade
  • Christine Jardine
    • Home Department
    • Women and Equalities
    • Deputy Chief Whip
  • Tom Brake
    • Exiting the European Union
    • Duchy of Lancaster
  • Phillip Lee
    • Justice
  • Jamie Stone
    • Defence
    • Scotland
  • Luciana Berger
    • Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
  • Sam Gyimah
    • Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Layla Moran
    • Education
    • Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
  • Wera Hobhouse
    • Climate Emergency, Environment and Food
    • Transport
  • Tim Farron
    • Housing, Communities and Local Government
    • Work and Pensions
    • North of England (Northern Powerhouse)
  • Alistair Carmichael
    • Chief Whip
    • Northern Ireland
  • Jane Dodds
    • Wales
    • Rural Affairs
  • Angela Smith
    • International Development
  • Vince Cable
    • Cabinet Office
  • Catherine Bearder
    • European Parliament
  • Siobhan Benita
    • London
  • Willie Rennie
    • Scottish Parliament
  • Kirsty Williams
    • National Assembly for Wales
  • Caroline Pidgeon
    • London Assembly
  • Dick Newby
    • Leader of the House of Lords
  • Sal Brinton
    • President of the Liberal Democrats

Note: Norman Lamb and Sarah Wollaston will attend relevant Shadow Cabinet meetings but given their roles as chairs of Select Committees they do not have a formal Shadow Cabinet role. 

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3 responses to “New Lib Dem Shadow Cabinet revealed with four new MPs joining”

  1. the old Etonians and their ilk can now move over, safe in the knowledge that we have a team that can run things a far sight better.
    The breadth of knowledge and experience in this team shows is stunning..
    .. and there will be no ignorance about whether Dover is important to cross-channel trade, or whether you need to get a ferry or a plane to get to Northern Ireland!

    • I agree there is a massive amount of both extensive knowledge coupled with enthusiasm from both the newly elected MPs as well as Sarah, Chuka and two former leaders.
      On paper that looks like a very strong team given our current limited resources but soon Jo should be able to split the portfolios further amongst the new MPs that an election will undoubtedly bring. Once Johnson ( or should I say Cummings ) feels strong enough to call it , we will be ready to take them all on.

  2. I don’t have a problem with any of these MPs joining: I’m pleased. But as parliamentary spokespeople, will they be speaking for the whole party and in line with democratically-decided Liberal Democrat policy? It all seems just a bit quick.

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