Published:

8 comments

"David Cameron has today made changes to his Shadow Cabinet, promoting new talent, strengthening the campaigning ability of the Party and appointing a new Shadow Security Minister and National Security Adviser to the Leader of the Opposition.

Three MPs from the 2005 intake enter the Shadow Cabinet.  Nick Herbert becomes Shadow Secretary of State for Justice, Jeremy Hunt becomes Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and Michael Gove becomes Shadow Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families.  David Willetts will become the new Shadow Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills.

In other appointments, Dame Pauline Neville-Jones has been appointed Shadow Security Minister in the Shadow Cabinet and National Security Adviser to David Cameron.  Sayeeda Warsi enters the Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Minister for Community Cohesion.

Following an invitation from the Prime Minister to nominate candidates for life peerages, David Cameron has put forward Dame Pauline Neville-Jones and Sayeeda Warsi for consideration by the House of Lords Appointments Commission and, in due course, for onward recommendation to Her Majesty The Queen at the appropriate time.

Caroline Spelman becomes Party Chairman.  Eric Pickles joins the Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.  Francis Maude takes over the role of Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office in the Shadow Cabinet, looking at the implementation of our programme for government.

George Osborne takes on the additional role of General Election Campaign Coordinator in addition to his responsibilities as Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer. 

David Cameron said:

“These changes strengthen the Shadow Cabinet team and harness new talent within the Party as we prepare for the next General Election.

“Two of the big challenges facing this country today are security and community cohesion and we now have two leading experts in these fields in Dame Pauline Neville-Jones and Sayeeda Warsi.”

The full Shadow Cabinet after the re-shuffle is:

David Cameron
Leader of the Conservative Party

William Hague
Shadow Foreign Secretary

George Osborne
Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
General Election Campaign Coordinator

David Davis
Shadow Home Secretary

Liam Fox
Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

Lord Strathclyde
Leader of the Opposition in the House of Lords

Caroline Spelman
Chairman of the Conservative Party

Philip Hammond
Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

Francis Maude
Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office and Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

Andrew Lansley
Shadow Secretary of State for Health

David Willetts
Shadow Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills

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

Andrew Mitchell
Shadow Secretary of State for International Development

Alan Duncan
Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory reform

Theresa May
Shadow Leader of the House of Commons

Oliver Letwin
Chairman of the Policy Review and Chairman of the Conservative Research Department

Chris Grayling
Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Cheryl Gillan
Shadow Secretary of State for Wales

David Mundell
Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland

Theresa Villiers
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

Dame Pauline Neville-Jones
Shadow Security Minister and National Security Adviser to the Leader of the Opposition

Eric Pickles
Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

Michael Gove
Shadow Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families

Sayeeda Warsi
Shadow Minister for Community Cohesion

Nick Herbert
Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

Owen Paterson
Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

Jeremy Hunt
Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Patrick McLoughlin
Opposition Chief Whip

Baroness Anelay of St Johns will replace Lord Cope of Berkeley as Opposition Chief Whip in the House of Lords when he retires on the 27th July 2007

Attending Shadow Cabinet:

Grant Shapps – Shadow Housing Minister
David Lidington – Shadow Foreign Office Minister."

8 comments for: CCHQ press release on the reshuffle: “New Talent promoted in the Shadow Cabinet”

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.