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Frontbench Team of Tim Farron
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The list that follows is the frontbench team led by Tim Farron from 29 July 2015 to 20 July 2017.[1] Farron conducted his first reshuffle on 28 October 2016.[2][3] A second reshuffle was conducted in 8 May 2017.[4]In July Farron was replaced as leader by Sir Vince Cable.

Liberal Democrat Frontbench Team, 2017

Farron's final reshuffle of his frontbench team was on 16 June 2017.[5]

Portfolio Name
Leader of the Liberal Democrats Tim Farron MP
President of the Liberal Democrats The Rt Hon Sal Brinton, Baroness Brinton
Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson MP
Spokesperson for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
Shadow First Secretary of State The Rt Hon Tom Brake MP
Spokesperson for Exiting the European Union
Spokesperson for International Trade
Spokesperson for the Treasury The Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable Kt MP
Spokesperson for Home Affairs The Rt Hon Sir Ed Davey FRSA Kt MP
Spokesperson for Health The Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP
Spokesperson for Education Layla Moran MP
Spokesperson for Young People
Spokesperson for Communities and Local Government Wera Hobhouse MP
Spokesperson for Refugees
Spokesperson for Culture, Media and Sport Christine Jardine MP
Spokesperson for Work and Pensions Stephen Lloyd MP
Spokesperson for Scotland Jamie Stone MP
Spokesperson for Northern Ireland The Rt Hon Alistair Carmichael MP
Chief Whip of the House of Commons
Spokesperson for Exiting the European Union
in the House of Lords
The Rt Hon Sarah Ludford, Baroness Ludford
Spokesperson for Energy and Climate Change The Rt Hon Lynne Featherstone, Baroness Featherstone PC
Spokesperson for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs The Rt Hon Kate Parminter, Baroness Parminter
Spokesperson for Business and Industrial Strategy The Rt Hon Christopher Fox, Lord Fox
Spokesperson for Defence The Rt Hon Judith Jolly, Baroness Jolly
Spokesperson for Transport The Rt Hon Jenny Randerson, Baroness Randerson
Spokesperson for International Development The Rt Hon Shas Sheehan, Baroness Sheehan
Spokesperson for Equalities The Rt Hon Lorely Burt, Baroness Burt of Solihull
Spokesperson for Justice The Rt Hon Jonathan Marks, Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames QC
Spokesperson for Wales The Rt Hon Christine Humphreys, Baroness Humphreys
Spokesperson for Europe Catherine Bearder MEP
Liaison to the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Spokesperson for London Caroline Pidgeon MBE AM
Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats Kirsty Williams CBE AM
Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie MSP
Shadow Leader of the House of Lords The Rt Hon Richard Newby, Lord Newby OBE PC
Chief Whip of the House of Lords The Rt Hon Ben Stoneham, Lord Stoneham of Droxford

List of members in the Team since 2015

Portfolio Holder Term
Leader of the Liberal Democrats Tim Farron MP 2015-present
President of the Liberal Democrats The Rt Hon Sal Brinton, Baroness Brinton 2015-present
Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson MP 2017-present
Shadow First Secretary of State The Rt Hon Alistair Carmichael MP 2016-2017
The Rt Hon Tom Brake MP 2017-present
Spokesperson for the Treasury The Rt Hon Susan Kramer, Baroness Kramer PC 2015-2017
The Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable Kt MP 2017-present
Chief Whip of the House of Commons The Rt Hon Tom Brake MP 2015-2017
The Rt Hon Alistair Carmichael MP 2017-present
Spokesperson for Home Affairs The Rt Hon Alistair Carmichael MP 2015-2016
The Rt Hon Brian Paddick, Lord Paddick 2016-2017
The Rt Hon Sir Ed Davey FRSA Kt MP 2017-present
Spokesperson for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs The Rt Hon Tom Brake MP 2015-2017
Jo Swinson MP 2017-present
Spokesperson for Exiting the European Union
Spokesperson for International Trade
The Rt Hon Nick Clegg 2016-2017
The Rt Hon Tom Brake MP 2017-present
Spokesperson for Defence The Rt Hon Judith Jolly, Baroness Jolly 2015-present
Shadow Leader of the House of Commons The Rt Hon Tom Brake MP 2015-2017
Vacant 2017-present
Shadow Leader of the House of Lords The Rt Hon Jim Wallace, Lord Wallace of Tankerness QC PC 2015-2016[6]
The Rt Hon Richard Newby, Lord Newby OBE PC 2016-present[7]
Spokesperson for Health The Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP 2015-present
Spokesperson for Education John Pugh MP 2015-2017
Sarah Olney MP 2017
Layla Moran MP 2017-present
Spokesperson for Work and Pensions The Rt Hon Zahida Manzoor, Baroness Manzoor CBE 2015-2016[8]
The Rt Hon Cathy Bakewell, Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville MBE 2016-2017
Stephen Lloyd MP 2017-present
Spokesperson for Business, Innovation, and Skills The Rt Hon Lorely Burt, Baroness Burt of Solihull 2015-2016
Spokesperson for Business and Industrial Strategy 2016
The Rt Hon Don Foster, Lord Foster of Bath PC 2016-2017
The Rt Hon Susan Kramer, Baroness Kramer PC 2017
The Rt Hon Christopher Fox, Lord Fox 2017-present
Spokesperson for Energy and Climate Change The Rt Hon Lynne Featherstone, Baroness Featherstone PC 2015-present
Spokesperson for Communities and Local Government The Rt Hon Cllr Dorothy Thornhill, Baroness Thornhill MBE 2015-2016
The Rt Hon Kath Pinnock, Baroness Pinnock 2016-2017
Wera Hobhouse MP 2017-present
Spokesperson for Transport The Rt Hon Jenny Randerson, Baroness Randerson 2015-present
Spokesperson for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs The Rt Hon Kate Parminter, Baroness Parminter 2015-present
Spokesperson for International Development The Rt Hon Lindsay Northover, Baroness Northover PC 2015-2016
The Rt Hon Shas Sheehan, Baroness Sheehan 2016-present
Spokesperson for Culture, Media and Sport The Rt Hon Jane Bonham Carter, Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury 2015-2017
Christine Jardine MP 2017-present
Spokesperson for Equalities The Rt Hon Meral Hussein-Ece, Baroness Hussein-Ece OBE 2015-2016
The Rt Hon Lorely Burt, Baroness Burt of Solihull 2016-present
Spokesperson for Justice The Rt Hon Jonathan Marks, Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames QC 2015-present
Spokesperson for Northern Ireland The Rt Hon John Alderdice, Lord Alderdice 2015-2016
The Rt Hon Alison Suttie, Baroness Suttie 2016-2017
The Rt Hon Alistair Carmichael MP 2017-present
Spokesperson for Scotland Willie Rennie MSP 2015-2017
Jamie Stone MP 2017-present
Spokesperson for Wales Kirsty Williams CBE AM 2015-2016[9]
Mark Williams MP 2016-2017[10]
The Rt Hon Christine Humphreys, Baroness Humphreys 2017-present
Spokesperson for Refugees Amna Ahmad 2017
Wera Hobhouse MP 2017-present
Spokesperson for Young People Daisy Cooper 2017
Layla Moran MP 2017-present
Chief Whip of the House of Lords The Rt Hon Richard Newby, Lord Newby OBE PC 2015-2016
The Rt Hon Ben Stoneham, Lord Stoneham of Droxford 2016-present
Spokesperson for London Caroline Pidgeon MBE AM 2016-present
Spokesperson for Europe Catherine Bearder MEP 2016-present
Liaison to the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Spokesperson for Exiting the European Union
in the House of Lords
The Rt Hon Sarah Ludford, Baroness Ludford 2016-present
Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie MSP 2015-present
Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats Kirsty Williams CBE AM 2015-2016[11]
Mark Williams 2016-2017[12]
Kirsty Williams CBE AM 2017-present
Chair of Campaigns and Communications Greg Mulholland MP 2015-2017
The Rt Hon Sir Ed Davey FRSA Kt 2017
Campaign Spokespeople Eluned Parrott 2017
Jo Swinson
Kirsty Williams CBE AM
Chair of the Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors Cllr Tim Pickstone 2015-2017

References

  1. ^ Tim Farron unveils his Lib Dem front bench team
  2. ^ PoliticsHome.com (October 28, 2016). "Tim Farron announces Lib Dem shadow reshuffle to 'stand up to Tory Brexit government'". PoliticsHome.com. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ Tim Farron Announces New Shadow Cabinet Appointments
  4. ^ http://www.libdems.org.uk (May 8, 2017). "Big beasts return to Lib Dem front line as Tim Farron announces election campaign team". Liberal Democrats. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ Tim Farron gives all his MPs a job in his frontbench team
  6. ^ "+++Breaking: Jim Wallace steps down as Lib Dem Leader in the House of Lords". Retrieved 2016.
  7. ^ "Dick Newby is the new Lib Dem leader in the House of Lords". September 13, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  8. ^ PoliticsHome.com (August 4, 2016). "Liberal Democrat frontbencher quits party over EU policy". Retrieved 2016.
  9. ^ "Lib Dem leader Kirsty Williams resigns following election disaster". Retrieved 2016.
  10. ^ http://www.libdems.org.uk (May 7, 2016). "Mark Williams announced as new Welsh Lib Dem Leader". Retrieved 2016.
  11. ^ "Lib Dem leader Kirsty Williams resigns following election disaster". Retrieved 2016.
  12. ^ http://www.libdems.org.uk (May 7, 2016). "Mark Williams announced as new Welsh Lib Dem Leader". Retrieved 2016.

See also


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