Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesman
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Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesman

The Liberal Democrats, when in opposition, appoint spokespeople for all major offices of state. This practice began in 1994.

List of spokesmen

Name Portrait Took office Left office Leader
Alan Beith Official portrait of Lord Beith crop 2.jpg 12 July 1994 29 August 1999 Paddy Ashdown
Charles Kennedy
Simon Hughes Simon Hughes3.jpg 29 August 1999 12 June 2003
Mark Oaten 12 June 2003 21 January 2006
Nick Clegg Nick Clegg by the 2009 budget cropped.jpg 21 January 2006 18 December 2007 Menzies Campbell
Vince Cable (acting)
Chris Huhne Chris Huhne (cropped).jpg 20 December 2007 12 May 2010 Nick Clegg
Vacant 12 May 2010 7 January 2015
Lynne Featherstone Official portrait of Baroness Featherstone crop 2.jpg 7 January 2015 16 July 2015
Alistair Carmichael Official portrait of Mr Alistair Carmichael crop 2.jpg 29 July 2015 28 October 2016[1] Tim Farron
Lord (Brian) Paddick 28 October 2016[1] 14 June 2017[2]
Sir Edward Davey Official portrait of Sir Edward Davey crop 2.jpg 14 June 2017 21 August 2019 Sir Vince Cable
Christine Jardine Official portrait of Christine Jardine crop 2.jpg 21 August 2019 Incumbent Jo Swinson

See also


  1. ^ a b Ashmore, John (28 October 2016). "Tim Farron announces Lib Dem shadow reshuffle to 'stand up to Tory Brexit government'". Politics Home. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ Brian Paddick (14 June 2017). "Tweet Number 874976886069374976". Twitter. Retrieved 2017. I've resigned as @LibDems Shadow Home Secretary over concerns about the leader's views on various issues that were highlighted during GE17.

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