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HELEN LIDDELL APPOINTED TO TRANSPORT MINISTER POST

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Helen Liddell has been appointed minister of state at the DETR. She takes over John Reid's portfolio, working to th...
Helen Liddell has been appointed minister of state at the DETR. She takes over John Reid's portfolio, working to the deputy prime minister on delivering the department's integrated transport policy. Helen Liddell will attend cabinet meetings.

Before joining the DETR Helen Liddell was minister for rducation at the Scottish Office, a post she held from 29 July 1998. She became a privy councillor on 27 October 1998.

She was economic decretary to the treasury from May 1997 with responsibility for the City including financial services, banking and building society regulation.

From 1995-1997 she was opposition spokeswoman on Scotland.

She is MP for Airdrie and Shotts and has been a member of parliament since June 1994.

Helen Liddell was economics correspondent for BBC Scotland (1976-77); general secretary of the Scottish Labour Party (1977-88); director, corporate affairs Scottish Daily Record and Sunday Mail (1986) Ltd (1988-92) and, chief executive, Business Venture Programme (1993-94).

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