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The following further appointments have been made to the Shadow Cabinet today:

Peter Ainsworth MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Alan Duncan MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Trade and Industry

Cheryl Gillan MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Wales

Chris Grayling MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

Philip Hammond MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Oliver Heald MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs, and Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

Andrew Lansley CBE MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Health

David Lidington MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

Rt Hon Theresa May MP
Shadow Leader of the House of Commons

Andrew Mitchell MP
Shadow Secretary of State for International Development

David Mundell MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland

Caroline Spelman MP
Shadow Secretary of State for the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

Hugo Swire MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Theresa Villiers MP
Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

David Willetts MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Education and Skills

The following appointments have also been made today:

Greg Barker MP
Shadow Minister for the Environment

Paul Goodman MP
Shadow Minister for Childcare [in the Treasury Team]

Nick Herbert MP
Shadow Minister for Police Reform

Andrew Robathan MP
Deputy Chief Whip

In addition:

Rt Hon Andrew Mackay MP has been appointed as Senior Parliamentary and Political Adviser to David Cameron.

Rt Hon John Redwood MP will help lead the Policy Group on Economic Competitiveness.

The following Deputy Chairmen of the Conservative Party have been appointed:

Angela Browning MP
Responsibility for organisation and campaigning. 

Bernard Jenkin MP
Responsibility for candidates. 

The following Shadow Ministers have been appointed:

Graham Brady MP
Shadow Minister for Europe

Alistair Burt MP
Shadow Minister for Communities and Local Government

Rt Hon Lord Cope of Berkeley
Opposition Chief Whip, House of Lords

Dominic Grieve MP
Shadow Attorney General

Eleanor Laing MP
Shadow Minister for Women and Equality

Desmond Swayne MP has been appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to David Cameron.

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Commenting on his shadow team, Conservative Party Leader, David Cameron said:

"This is a very strong team which draws on all the best talents in the Conservative Party.  I know that together we can address the challenges facing Britain today with energy and confidence so that at the next election we are in a position to take forward a Conservative agenda of hope, optimism and change."

Further appointments will be announced next week.

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