Tim Farron Announces New Shadow Cabinet Appointments

October 31, 2016 4:01 PM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

Tim Farron, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, has announced his new Shadow Cabinet team.

Tim Farron said:

"I am pleased to announce my new Shadow Cabinet team. Together we will provide the strong Liberal voice that Britain desperately needs to stand up to this Tory Brexit Government.

"The Tories have no plans to protect the interests of the country in the wake of Brexit. Labour is in disarray. Only the Liberal Democrats can confront the Government and stand up for people's jobs and livelihoods.

"My new Shadow Cabinet team combines a wealth of experience in business, local government, Europe, social issues and environmental affairs. We will fight together to keep Britain open, tolerant and united."

Dick Newby, Liberal Democrat Leader in the House of Lords, said:

"Our new frontbench team draws on the wide amount of talent in the Liberal Democrats, across Westminster and beyond. We will campaign together to take our values and ideas to every corner of the UK."

Shadow Cabinet Members

Tim Farron MP

Party Leader
Baroness Sal Brinton

Party President
Alistair Carmichael MP

Shadow First Secretary of State
Baroness Susan Kramer

Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
Tom Brake MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs; Shadow Leader of the House of Commons; Chief Whip
Lord Brian Paddick

Shadow Secretary of State for the Home Department
Nick Clegg MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union; Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade
Baroness Judith Jolly

Shadow Secretary of State for Defence
Norman Lamb MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Health
Baroness Cathy Bakewell

Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
Lord Don Foster

Shadow Secretary of State for Business and Industrial Strategy
Baroness Lynne Featherstone

Lead Spokesperson for Energy and Climate Change
John Pugh MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Education
Baroness Lorely Burt

Shadow Secretary of State for Equalities
Lord Jonathan Marks

Shadow Lord Chancellor; Shadow Secretary of State for Justice
Baroness Kate Parminter

Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Baroness Shas Sheehan

Shadow Secretary of State for International Development
Willie Rennie MSP

Leader of the Liberal Democrats in Scotland
Mark Williams MP

Leader of the Liberal Democrats in Wales
Baroness Alison Suttie

Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
Baroness Kath Pinnock

Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
Baroness Jenny Randerson

Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
Baroness Jane Bonham-Carter

Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
Lord Dick Newby

Leader of the House of Lords
Lord Ben Stoneham

Lords Chief Whip
Caroline Pidgeon

Shadow Minister for London
Catherine Bearder MEP

EU/ALDE Liaison
Baroness Sarah Ludford

Lords Shadow Minister for Exiting the European Union

The following will also attend Shadow Cabinet:

Baroness Lindsay Northover

Shadow Lords Minister for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
Lord Jeremy Purvis

Shadow Lords Minister for International Trade
Baroness Joan Walmsley

Shadow Lords Minister for Health
Lord Mike Storey

Shadow Lords Minister for Education
Lord Malcolm Bruce

Shadow Lords Minister for Scotland
Baroness Chris Humphreys

Shadow Lords Minister for Wales

The following appointments have also been made:

Lord William Wallace
Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office

Lord Paul Tyler
Shadow Minister for Political and Constitutional Reform

Lord John Shipley
Shadow Minister for Housing

Lord Martin Thomas
Shadow Attorney General