Menzies Campbell has made the following appointments to his frontbench team:
Home affairs – Nick Clegg (a rapid promotion for this new MP and a sign from Sir Ming that Mr Clegg is his preferred successor).
- Foreign affairs – Michael Moore (he had previously been at defence and is a strong supporter of the LibDem line on Iraq).
- Treasury – Vincent Cable as Shadow Chancellor (no change) and Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury will be Julia Goldsworthy (given Theresa Villiers’ appointment as George Osborne’s number two, this puts two new female MPs up against one another).
- Health – Steve Webb (no change)
- Environment – Chris Huhne (global warming etc was a core theme of his unsuccessful campaign although given most of his green policies involved taxation Vince Cable will be able to veto all wild thinking).
Norman Lamb MP will be MC’s chief of staff.