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He won’t be returning to the Shadow Cabinet anytime soon but David Davis will have a civil liberties oversight role in the party.

He’s returning to the Commons next week and will meet David Cameron to discuss what it might entail. Cameron had said earlier that:

"I will talk to him about what the future holds, but I have a very
strong shadow cabinet. David is a very strong Conservative and very big
figure in our party and there are all sorts of ways of him contributing
in the future."

The role may be seen as a way of placating a potentially prickly backbencher, although Davis is apparently keen not to be pigeon-holed as a civil liberties campaigner.

8.30pm: Iain Dale says DD shouldn’t and won’t accept this role.  Iain’s post has probably been written with DD’s green light.

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