Nick Clegg finalises his team of Shadow Ministers

From the party’s news release today:
Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg today completed his reshuffle by announcing the full list of Shadow Ministers.

Commenting Nick Clegg said:

“I am delighted to complete my reshuffle. This is a very strong team and I am looking forward to working with them to take the Liberal Democrat message to the country.”

Liberal Democrat Shadow Ministers

HM Treasury
John Pugh
Colin Breed

Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Jo Swinson

Ministry of Justice
Jenny Willott

Home Office
Tom Brake

Ministry of Defence
Willie Rennie
Bob Russell

Department of Health
Sandra Gidley
Greg Mulholland

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Martin Horwood
Roger Williams

Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
Lorely Burt

Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons
Sir Robert Smith

Department for Work and Pensions
Paul Rowen
John Barrett

Department for Transport
John Leech

Communities and Local Government
Dan Rogerson
Mark Hunter

Department for Children, Schools and Families
Annette Brooke

Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills
Evan Harris – Shadow Minister for Science

Northern Ireland and Scotland Offices
Alan Reid

Wales Office
Mark Williams

Liberal Democrat Whips
Adrian Sanders (Deputy)
Jenny Willott (Deputy)
Paul Keetch
Dan Rogerson
Paul Rowen
Willie Rennie
Bob Russell
Roger Williams

Note: the Shadow Cabinet posts were announced shortly before Christmas.

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  • Anyone know how many are left on the back benches? Is it more or less than 10?

    Utterly ridiculous – given there are already 30 in the ‘shadow, shadow cabinet’.

    Of course Lib Dem MPs work hard in their constituencies…

  • A more pertinent question might be: how many of Cameron’s Conservative MPs are so useless that it has not been possible to give them any kind of responsibility?

    Or possibly over-occupied with extra-curricular activities?

  • It would be helpful if the main party website had these already loaded up and a full list of shadow portfolios could be accessed easily. At present (late afternoon on 7th Jan) there is no update on what was announced before Xmas.

    Not very professional.

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