Frontbench Team of Jo Swinson

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The list that follows is the frontbench team led by Jo Swinson, who was elected to lead the Liberal Democrats on 22 July 2019[1], before resigning the leadership following the loss of her seat in the 2019 General Election. Swinson was the first woman to lead the party, and also the youngest person to do so.[2]

Swinson announced her first frontbench team in August 2019. Of 14 MPs, Norman Lamb and Sarah Wollaston were not included in the shadow cabinet given their roles as Chair of respective Select Committees.[3]

Liberal Democrat Shadow Cabinet

Frontbench Team of Jo Swinson
Portfolio Holder Term
Leader of the Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson CBE MP 2019
Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats The Rt Hon Sir Ed Davey FRSA MP 2019–present
Spokesperson for the Exchequer 2019–present
Spokesperson for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy The Rt Hon Sir Ed Davey FRSA MP 2019
Sam Gyimah MP 2019–present
Spokesperson for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Chuka Umunna MP 2019–present
Spokesperson for International Trade 2019–present
Spokesperson for International Development Chuka Umunna MP 2019
Angela Smith MP 2019–present
Spokesperson for Home Affairs Christine Jardine MP 2019–present
Spokesperson for Women and Equalities 2019–present
Deputy Chief Whip 2019–present
Spokesperson for Justice Christine Jardine MP 2019
Phillip Lee MP 2019–present
Spokesperson for Exiting the European Union The Rt Hon Tom Brake MP 2017–present
Spokesperson for the Office of Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 2019–present
Spokesperson for Defence Jamie Stone MP 2019–present
Spokesperson for Scotland 2019–present
Spokesperson for Health and Social Care The Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable MP 2019
Luciana Berger MP 2019–present
Spokesperson for the Cabinet Office The Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable MP 2019–present
Spokesperson for Education Layla Moran MP 2017–present
Spokesperson for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport 2019–present
Spokesperson for Climate Emergency Wera Hobhouse MP 2019–present
Spokesperson for Environment and Food 2019–present
Spokesperson for Transport 2019–present
Spokesperson for Housing, Communities and Local Government Tim Farron MP 2019–present
Spokesperson for Work and Pensions 2019–present
Spokesperson for the North of England (Northern Powerhouse) 2017–present
Chief Whip of the Liberal Democrats The Rt Hon Alistair Carmichael MP 2017–present
Spokesperson for Northern Ireland 2017–present
Deputy Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats 2012–present
Spokesperson for Wales Jane Dodds MP 2019–present
Spokesperson for Food and Rural Affairs 2019–present
Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats 2017–present
Spokesperson for Europe Catherine Bearder MEP 2019–present
Spokesperson for London Siobhan Benita 2019–present
Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie MSP 2019–present
Spokesperson for the Welsh Assembly Kirsty Williams CBE AM 2019–present
Spokesperson for the London Assembly Caroline Pidgeon MBE MLA 2019–present
Leader in the House of Lords The Rt Hon The Lord Newby OBE PC 2016–present
President of the Liberal Democrats The Rt Hon The Baroness Brinton 2015–2019

See also

References

  1. ^ "Lib Dems: Jo Swinson elected new leader". BBC News. BBC. 22 July 2019. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Lib Dems: Jo Swinson becomes party's first female leader". BBC News. BBC. 22 July 2019. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Announcing the new Lib Dem Shadow Cabinet". Liberal Democrats. 21 August 2019. Retrieved 21 August 2019.

External links

  • Liberal Democrats: Shadow Cabinet
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