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NEW SHADOW CABINET APPOINTED - THERESA MAY GETS LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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Iain Duncan Smith has appointed Michael Ancram as the new deputy leader of the Conservative Party, and shadow forei...
Iain Duncan Smith has appointed Michael Ancram as the new deputy leader of the Conservative Party, and shadow foreign secretary and David Davis is the new Conservative Party chairman. Michael Howard is the new shadow chancellor and Oliver Letwin becomes the shadow home secretary.

David Maclean becomes the party's chief whip in the house of commons, with Lord Cope of Berkeley taking on the role in the house of lords.

Ashford MP, Damian Green, joins the shadow cabinet as the new shadow secretary of state for education. Also joining the shadow cabinet are John Whittingdale at trade and industry, Tim Collins at the cabinet office and Caroline Spelman as international development spokesman.

David Willetts shadows the works and pensions department and Liam Fox continues as shadow health secretary. Theresa May is the new shadow secretary of state for transport, local government and the regions, with Eric Pickles joining her as shadow transport minister. Essex MP Bernard Jenkin takes over at defence, Tim Yeo will shadow the culture, media and sport department and John Bercow joins Michael Howard's team as shadow chief secretary.

Nigel Evans is appointed as the new shadow Welsh secretary, Jacqui Lait shadows the Scottish Office and Quentin Davies becomes shadow Northern Ireland secretary.

Further appointments will be announced soon.

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