Updated list of Liberal Democrat ministers

Advocate General for Scotland – Lord (Jim) Wallace

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills – Ed Davey

Department for Communities and Local Government – Andrew Stunell

Department for Education – Sarah Teather

Department for Transport – Norman Baker

Department for Work & Pensions – Steve Webb

Department of Health – Paul Burstow

Deputy Chief Whip (Commons) – Alistair Carmichael

Deputy Chief Whip (Lords) – Lord (David) Shutt

Deputy Leader of the House of Commons – David Heath

Foreign & Commonwealth Office – Jeremy Browne

Home Office – Lynne Featherstone

Ministry of Defence – Nick Harvey

Ministry of Justice – Lord (Tom) McNally  (who, having worked in 10 Downing Street until 1979, must win some sort of longest gap between appearances in government prize)

Hat-tip for some of these: Liberal England

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  • oh dear God, Transport is in for the Baker treatment!

  • And what about Norman Lamb? He is hugely capable.

  • Does this mean that our MPs will be ‘electing’ Alistair Carmichael as there Chief Whip?

  • shame no post for Jenny W as yet – would’ve been nice to see her in there somewhere

  • Phfellow2004 15th May '10 - 7:52pm

    Norman Baker’s appointment will be a kiss of death for any prospects of the dangerous A27 being made into a dual carriageway across the whole of his Lewes Constituency. Years ahead of queues and fatal accidents.

  • Has Norman Lamb had the honour and decency to refuse to have anything to do with this venture? Full marks, if so. Shame on the rest of them.


    Ministers for Transport are not allowed to deal with matters that affect their own constituencies. It is for this reason that Sir George Young passed the decision on the A40 widening to his deputy.

  • Will there still be Lib Dem spokepersons for each government department, or will the Lib Dem in that department be the party spokesman? From what I can see, there are at least a couple of departments with no Lib Dem representation – Wales, Culture, Environment. Also, have any Lib Dem MPs turned down posts? Some of the shadow cabinet have not received posts, with people like Simon Hughes, Don Foster, and Michael Moore being big names in the parliamentary party.

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