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Friday, October 08, 2010

Shadow Cabinet Posts

Deputy Leader and Shadow Secretary of State for International Development Rt Hon Harriet Harman MP

Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer Rt Hon Alan Johnson MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Minister for Women and Equalities Rt Hon Yvette Cooper MP

Shadow Secretary of State for the Home Department Rt Hon Ed Balls MP

Chief Whip Rt Hon Rosie Winterton MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Education and Election Coordinator Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP

Shadow Lord Chancellor, Secretary of State for Justice (with responsibility for political and constitutional reform) Rt Hon Sadiq Khan MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Rt Hon Douglas Alexander MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills Rt Hon John Denham MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Health Rt Hon John Healey MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Rt Hon Caroline Flint MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Defence Rt Hon Jim Murphy

Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Meg Hillier MP

Shadow Leader of the House of Commons Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Transport Maria Eagle MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Mary Creagh MP

Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury Angela Eagle MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Rt Hon Shaun Woodward MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland Ann McKechin MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Wales Rt Hon Peter Hain MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Ivan Lewis MP

Shadow Leader of the House of Lords Baroness Royall of Blaisdon

Shadow Minister for the Olympics Rt Hon Tessa Jowell MP

Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP

Lords Chief Whip Lord Bassam of Brighton

Shadow Attorney-General Baroness Scotland

Shadow Minister of State – Cabinet Office Jon Trickett MP

7 Comments:

Blogger Bluenote said...

I thought Peter Hain had not been elected to the Shadow Cabinet but up he pops with his orange glow tan. Must be something to do with the sun's rays in Wales I guess.

1:40 pm, October 08, 2010

 
Blogger Merseymike said...

Well, there are five positions which are surplus to those elected and given that there were many Welsh candidates, but none elected, it was an obvious solution

Personally I think that Ed Miliband or whoever is leader should be able to choose his own team

3:51 pm, October 08, 2010

 
Anonymous Toby Chopra said...

Alan Johnson as shadow chancellor?.. really?

I think we've just conceded the deficit argument there and then, and with it the whole economic argument at the next election.

Terrible decision.

5:28 pm, October 08, 2010

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh come now! Surely a former postal worker is ideal for the Treasury, the post office finances being in similar disarray to those of the country.

Seriously, Alan Johnson has to be a safer pair of hands on the major portfolio than the verbal accident prone Balls.

7:26 pm, October 08, 2010

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

..presumably Jon Trickett was added cos there were just not enough yorkshire MPs in the shadow cabinet

7:41 pm, October 08, 2010

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you argue against Tory cuts when it was the Labour party in power for 13 years that got us in this mess in the 1st place!

Its aright keep blaming the Tory bankers, but who are the ones selling their houses at big profits?

9:05 pm, October 08, 2010

 
Anonymous Rich said...

Not a bad selection but the real job of actually developing policies and a fiscal argument is very
overdue.

The NHS which we all pride simply
isn't delivering the service we expect. The gap between private and state care is growing. This needs to be addressed or face more privatisation.

Labour are losing the argument on cutting the deficit. This needs to be addressed.

12:50 am, October 10, 2010

 

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