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The reshuffle – who’s in and who’s out

September 5, 2012 2:26 PM
By Nick Thornsby in Liberal Democrat Voice
Originally published by East Midlands Liberal Democrats

Cabinet

With no changes to Lib Dems at Cabinet level, the line-up remains:

- Nick Clegg - Deputy Prime Minister and Lord President of the Council

- Danny Alexander - Chief Secretary to the Treasury

- Michael Moore - Secretary of State for Scotland

- Vince Cable - Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

- Ed Davey - Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

Junior Posts

(Newly appointed minister appear in italics. The department(s) in which the minister is based is given in brackets)

- David Laws - Joint Minister of State in the Department for Education and Cabinet Office

- David Heath - Minister of State for Agriculture and Food (DEFRA)

- Norman Lamb - Minister of State for Care Services (Health)

- Jo Swinson - Minister of State for Employment Relations, Consumer and Postal Affairs (BIS)

- Jeremy Browne - Minister of State at the Home Office

- Lynne Featherstone - Minister at the Department for International Development

- Tom Brake - Deputy Leader of the House of Commons

- Don Foster - Minister at the Department for Communities and Local Government

- Norman Baker - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Regional and Local Transport (Transport)

- Lord (Tom) McNally - Minister of State for Human Rights and Civil Liberties (Justice)

- Steve Webb - Minister of State for Pensions (DWP)

- Lord (Jim) Wallace - Advocate General for Scotland

The Whips

It's not clear whether any changes are planned to the whips offices of both houses. None have been necessitated by the other changes, so here is how things stood pre-reshuffle:

- Alistair Carmichael - Deputy Chief Whip of the House of Commons

- Mark Hunter - Assistant Government Whip in the House of Commons

- Jenny Willott - Assistant Government Whip in the House of Commons

- Lord (Richard) Newby - Whip in the House of Lords

- Lord (William) Wallace - Whip in the House of Lords

PPSs

There will have to be at least a slight switch around with Lib Dem Parliamentary Private Secretaries, not least because Nick Clegg's PPS, Jo Swinson, has been promoted. We'll bring you details as we get them.

Leaving Government

The reshuffle sees the following Lib Dems leave government:

- Nick Harvey - formerly Minister of State for the Armed Forces (Defence)

- Sarah Teather - formerly Minister of State for Children and Families (Education)

- Paul Burstow - formerly Minister of State for Care Services (Health)

- Andrew Stunell - formerly Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Community Cohesion (DCLG)

Please do tell us in the comments below of any updates or posts missed, or any errors.

* Nick Thornsby is Thursday Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs here.