Duncan Hames steps down as PPS to Nick Clegg and Simon Wright takes over

Following this afternoon’s wonderful news about the safe arrival of Andrew Lennox Marshall Hames,  the Belfast Telegraph reports that his dad, Duncan Hames, has decided to step down from his position as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Nick Clegg so that he has “more time to spend with our new baby”:

Mr Hames said: “When I told Nick that I would be wanting more time to spend with our new baby, I knew he would understand.

“Now that our son, Andrew, is with us, I am stepping down as the Deputy Prime Minister’s PPS.

“I truly appreciated the opportunity to see the coalition Government at work up-close and continue to support the dedicated efforts of Nick and the Liberal Democrat team he leads in Government.

Simon Wright was elected MP for Norwich South in 2010 and has been up till now David Laws’ PPS.

Rather oddly, the Belfast Telegraph’s picture doesn’t actually have Duncan in it.

We’ll bring you news of David Laws’ new PPS when we get it.

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One Comment

  • Naushad Fazal 24th Dec '13 - 10:23pm

    Clegg he fights for our children like any another parent or guardian, consensually and empathetically. We need more compassionate people at the highest levels of government like him. Lets hope Mr Hames can restart were he let off.

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