Friday, May 14, 2010

More Liberal Democrat ministers

The FT Westminster blog - now essential reading - has a further list of ministerial appointments. I think they have all been announced now.

The Liberal Democrats in the new list:

Home Office
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Equalities) – Lynne Featherstone MP

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Ed Davey MP

Department for Communities and Local Government
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Andrew Stunell MP

Department for Transport
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Norman Baker MP

Office of the Leader of the Commons
Parliamentary Secretary (Deputy Leader) – David Heath MP

Law Officers
Advocate General for Scotland – The Rt Hon Lord Wallace of Tankerness (Jim Wallace)

Whips: House of Commons
Deputy Chief Whip (Comptroller of HM Household) – Alistair Carmichael MP

Whips: House of Lords
Deputy Chief Whip (Captain of The Queen’s Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard) – Lord Shutt of Greetland (David Shutt)

Norman Baker a minister? That really is the new politics. And congratulations to David Heath in particular too.

I am also pleased to that both the Comptroller of HM Household and the Captain of The Queen’s Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard are Liberal Democrats. It was high time we got those positions back.

2 comments:

Weirdmonger said...

Maggie Clegg is a real person - well sort of!

http://weirdmonger.blog-city.com/maggie_clegg_cameron_clegg_coalition_tory_liberal.htm

crewegwyn said...

Captain of the Queen's Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard - what would Labouchere have thought? What, indeed, does Lord Bonkers think?