The Liberal Democrats, when in opposition, appoint spokespeople for all major offices of state. This practice began in 1994.
|Name||Portrait||Took office||Left office||Leader|
|Alan Beith||12 July 1994||29 August 1999||Paddy Ashdown|
|Simon Hughes||29 August 1999||12 June 2003|
|Mark Oaten||12 June 2003||21 January 2006|
|Nick Clegg||21 January 2006||18 December 2007||Menzies Campbell|
Vince Cable (acting)
|Chris Huhne||20 December 2007||12 May 2010||Nick Clegg|
|Vacant||12 May 2010||7 January 2015|
|Lynne Featherstone||7 January 2015||16 July 2015|
|Alistair Carmichael||29 July 2015||28 October 2016||Tim Farron|
|Lord (Brian) Paddick||28 October 2016||14 June 2017|
|Sir Edward Davey||14 June 2017||21 August 2019||Sir Vince Cable|
|Christine Jardine||21 August 2019||Incumbent||Jo Swinson|
I've resigned as @LibDems Shadow Home Secretary over concerns about the leader's views on various issues that were highlighted during GE17.