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Liberal Democrats announce Shadow Cabinet

June 16, 2017 7:00 PM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrats have announced a new Shadow Cabinet. The party which gained seats in the election now have 12 MPs in the House of Commons.

Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron said: "I am delighted to announce our new shadow cabinet team, which brings together a wealth of experience. The party has people with a range of skills from within government, business and the charity sector.

"Together we will provide the strong opposition Britain needs to stand up to this Conservative government."

Leader - Tim Farron MP
President - Baroness Sal Brinton
Deputy Leader - TBC
Exiting the European Union; International Trade; First Secretary of State - Tom Brake MP
Chancellor - Vince Cable MP
Foreign Secretary - Jo Swinson MP
Home Secretary - Ed Davey MP
Health Secretary - Norman Lamb MP
Education Secretary; Young People - Layla Moran MP
Communities and Local Government; Refugees - Wera Hobhouse MP
Culture, Media and Sport - Christine Jardine MP
Work and Pensions - Stephen Lloyd MP
Scotland - Jamie Stone MP
Chief Whip; Northern Ireland - Alistair Carmichael MP
Exiting the European Union (Lords) - Baroness Sarah Ludford
Energy and Climate Change - Baroness Lynne Featherstone
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - Baroness Kate Parminter
Business and Industrial Strategy - Lord Chris Fox
Defence - Baroness Judith Jolly
Transport - Baroness Jenny Randerson
International Development - Baroness Shas Sheehan
Equalities - Baroness Lorely Burt
Justice - Jonathan Marks
Wales - Baroness Christine Humphreys
Europe/ALDE Liaison - Catherine Bearder MEP
London - Caroline Pidgeon AM
Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats - Kirsty Williams AM
Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats - Willie Rennie MSP
Leader in the House of Lords - Lord Dick Newby
Chief Whip in the House of Lords - Lord Ben Stoneham