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CHANGES TO OPPOSITION FRONTBENCH: PICKLES REPLACES MAY IN LOCAL GOVT

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Eric Pickles becomes shadow secretary of state for local government and the regions. ...
Eric Pickles becomes shadow secretary of state for local government and the regions.

Iain Duncan Smith has made some changes to the opposition frontbench.

Theresa May has been appointed as the shadow transport secretary, while Eric Pickles has become the shadow secretary of state for local government and the regions.

The shadow transport team now includes Christopher Chope and Malcolm Moss, while Geoffrey Clifton Brown becomes shadow minister for local government.

The changes follow the resignation of Stephen Byers from the government, and the subsequent reorganisation to the government that followed.

SHADOW CABINET AND FRONT BENCH SPOKESMEN

Office of the Leader of the Opposition

Conservative Party Leader & Leader of the Opposition

The Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP

PPS

Owen Paterson MP

Cabinet Office

Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office & Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

Tim Collins CBE MP

Lords The Lord Saatchi

The Earl of Northesk

Culture, Media & Sport

Shadow Secretary of State Tim Yeo MP

Frontbench Spokesmen John Greenway MP

Ms Anne McIntosh MP

Lords The Baroness Anelay of St Johns

Lord Luke

Defence

Shadow Secretary of State The Hon Bernard Jenkin MP

Frontbench Spokesmen Gerald Howarth MP

James Gray MP

Lords The Lord Vivian

Education & Skills

Shadow Secretary of State Damian Green MP

Frontbench Spokesmen Graham Brady MP

Alistair Burt MP

Mrs Eleanor Laing MP

Lords The Rt Hon The Baroness Blatch CBE

The Baroness Miller of Hendon MBE

Lord Rotherwick

Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

Shadow Secretary of State Peter Ainsworth MP

Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries David Lidington MPDavid Lidington MP

Frontbench Spokesmen Keith Simpson MP

Jonathan Sayeed MP

Lords The Baroness Byford DBE

The Lord Glentoran

The Duke of Montrose

Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs

Shadow Secretary of State The Rt Hon Michael Ancram QC MP

Frontbench Spokesmen Alan Duncan MP

Richard Spring MP

Lords The Rt Hon The Lord Howell of Guildford

The Baroness Rawlings

The Viscount Astor of Hever

Health

Shadow Secretary of State Dr Liam Fox MP

Frontbench Spokesmen Oliver Heald MP

Simon Burns MP

Tim Loughton MP

Lords The Earl Howe

The Lord McColl of Dulwich

The Baroness Noakes

The Viscount Astor of Hever

Home Affairs

Shadow Home Secretary Oliver Letwin MP

Frontbench Spokesmen James Paice MP

Dominic Grieve MP

Nick Hawkins MP

Humfrey Malins CBE MP

Lords The Lord Dixon-Smith

The Baroness Buscombe

The Viscount Bridgeman

International Development

Shadow Secretary of State

(also Shadow Cabinet Spokesman for Women's Issues) Mrs Caroline Spelman MP

Frontbench Spokesman Nick Hawkins MP (also assists with Home Affairs legislation)

Lords The Baroness Rawlings

Law Officers & Lord Chancellor's Department

Shadow Attorney General

(Not a member of the Shadow Cabinet but will attend at the invitation of the Leader)

Bill Cash MP

Shadow Lord Chancellor The Rt Hon The Lord Kingsland QC MP

Lords The Baroness Buscombe

The Baroness Hanham

Local Government & the Regions

Shadow Secretary of State Eric Pickles MP

Shadow Minister Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP

Lords The Baroness Hanham CBE

Whip Lord Vivian

Northern Ireland

Shadow Secretary of State Quentin Davies MP

Frontbench Spokesman Crispin Blunt MP

Lords The Lord Glentoran

The Viscount Bridgeman

Scotland

Shadow Secretary of State Mrs Jacqui Lait MP

Frontbench Spokesman on Scotland and Wales The Rt Hon Greg Knight MP

Lords The Duke of Montrose

The Baroness Hanham

Shadow Leader of the House of Commons

Shadow Leader of the House of Commons The Rt Hon Eric Forth MP

Frontbench Spokesman The Rt Hon Greg Knight MP

Shadow Leader of the House of Lords

Shadow Leader of the House of Lords The Rt Hon The Lord Strathclyde

Deputy Leader The Rt Hon The Baroness Blatch CBE

Trade & Industry

Shadow Secretary of State John Whittingdale OBE MP

Frontbench Spokesmen Robert Key MP

Nigel Waterson MP

Philip Hammond MP

Lords The Baroness Miller of Hendon MBE

Lord Rotherwick

Transport

Shadow Secretary of State Mrs Theresa May MP

Shadow Minister of State Christopher Chope OBE MP

Shadow Minister Malcolm Moss MP

Lords The Viscount Astor

Whip Lord Vivian

Treasury

Shadow Chancellor The Rt Hon Michael Howard QC MP

Shadow Chief Secretary John Bercow MP

Front Bench Spokesmen Howard Flight MP

The Lord Saatchi

Lords The Earl of Northesk

Wales Office

Shadow Secretary of State Nigel Evans MP

Frontbench Spokesman on Wales and Scotland The Rt Hon Greg Knight MP

Lords The Rt Hon The Lords Roberts of Conwy

Lord Luke

Work & Pensions

Shadow Secretary of State David Willetts MP

Shadow Minister for Work James Clappison MP

Front Bench Spokesmen Tim Boswell MP (also Frontbench Spokesman for people with disabilities)

Lords The Rt Hon The Lord Higgins

The Earl of Northesk

The Baroness Noakes

Whips (House of Commons)

Chief Whip The Rt Hon David Maclean MP

Deputy Chief Whip Patrick McLoughlin MP

Pairing Whip John Hayes MP

Peter Luff MP

Desmond Swayne MP

John Randall MP

Mrs Cheryl Gillan MP

David Wilshire MP

Stephen O'Brien MP

Julian Brazier MP

Dr Julian Lewis MP

Charles Hendry MP

Laurence Robertson MP

Whips (House of Lords)

Chief Whip The Rt Hon The Lord Cope of Berkeley

Deputy Chief Whip The Baroness Seccombe

The Lord Luke

The Viscount Bridgeman

The Lord Astor of Hever

The Earl of Northesk

The Baroness Hanham

The Duke of Montrose

The Lord Vivian

The Lord Rotherwick

Conservative Central Office

Party Chairman The Rt Hon David Davis MP

Vice Chairmen Angela Browning MP (Liberal Democrats)

Kay Coleman OBE (Business & Women)

Roger Gale MP (Presentation & Strategy)

The Rt Hon Gillian Shephard MP & Trish Morris OBE (Candidates)

Gary Streeter MP (Faith & Ethnic Communities)

Robert Syms MP (Campaigning & Strategy)

Shailesh Vara (Conservative Future)

Chief Executive Mark MacGregor

Deputy Chief Executive Stephen Gilbert

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