Political

Nick Clegg’s new Liberal Democrat Shadow Cabinet

Leader of the Liberal Democrats
Nick Clegg

Deputy Leader
Vince Cable (unchanged)

Chief Whip
Paul Burstow (unchanged)

The economy and business
VINCE CABLE (unchanged)
Shadow Chancellor

Jeremy Browne (was Julia Goldsworthy)
Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

Sarah Teather (was Lembit Opik)
Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

Home Affairs
CHRIS HUHNE (was Nick Clegg)
Shadow Secretary of State for the Home Department

David Heath (unchanged)
Shadow Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor

The Rt Hon the Lord Thomas (unchanged)
Shadow Attorney General

David Howarth (unchanged)
Shadow Solicitor General

International affairs
ED DAVEY (was Michael Moore)
Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
Chair of Campaigns and Communications

Nick Harvey (unchanged)
Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

Mike Moore (was Lynne Featherstone)
Shadow Secretary of State for International Development

Public services
DAVID LAWS (unchanged)
Shadow Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families

Norman Lamb (unchanged)
Shadow Secretary of State for Health

Julia Goldsworthy (was Andrew Stunell)
Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

Lembit Opik (was Paul Holmes)
Housing

Danny Alexander (unchanged)
Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
Chair of manifesto group

Stephen Williams (was Sarah Teather)
Shadow Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills

Environment
STEVE WEBB (was Chris Huhne)
Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Energy, Food and Rural Affairs

Norman Baker (was Susan Kramer)
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

Tim Farron (new post)
Countryside

Families
SUSAN KRAMER (was Norman Baker)
Families spokesperson, Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office; and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

Other Shadow Cabinet members
Simon Hughes (unchanged)
Shadow Leader of the House of Commons and Party President

Don Foster (unchanged)
Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport; and Olympics

Alistair Carmichael (unchanged)
Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland and Northern Ireland

Lynne Featherstone (new Shadow Cabinet post)
Youth and equality spokesperson

The Rt Hon Tom McNally (unchanged)
Leader in the Lords

Roger Williams (unchanged)
Shadow Secretary of State for Wales

The Rt Hon the Lord Shutt (unchanged)
Lords Chief Whip

Willie Rennie (new post)
Chair of Parliamentary campaigns team

Also attending the Shadow Cabinet
Danny Alexander (was Ed Davey)
Leader’s Chief of Staff

Mark Hunter (was Tim Farron)
Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Leader

Lorely Burt (unchanged)
Chair of the Parliamentary Party

Other appointments announced today:
Menzies Campbell will join the Foreign Affairs Select Committee and will be conducting a full review of Britain’s future military capability.
Charles Kennedy, as President of the European Movement, will be campaigning across the country on European issues and will contribute to major European debates from the front bench.

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