Frontbench Team of Ed Davey


The list that follows is the frontbench team led by Ed Davey.

Frontbench Teams since 1997
Ashdown Team (1997–1999)
Kennedy Team (1999–2006)
Campbell Team (2006–2007)
First Cable Team (2007)
Clegg Team (2007–2010)
General Election Cabinet (2015)
Farron Team (2015–2017)
Second Cable Team (2017–2019)
Swinson Team (2019)
Davey Team (2019–present)

Davey was appointed as Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats following the resignation of Jo Swinson. Davey announced his first frontbench team as Acting Leader in January 2020.[1]

Davey was elected permanent Leader on 27 August 2020 and assembled a new Frontbench Team in the following days.

Liberal Democrat Frontbench as elected Leader (2020–)


Frontbench Team of Ed Davey[2][3][4]
Portfolio Holder Term
Leader of the Liberal Democrats The Rt Hon Sir Ed Davey FRSA MP 2020–present
Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats Daisy Cooper MP 2020–present
Spokesperson for Education
Home Affairs The Rt Hon Alistair Carmichael MP 2020–present
Northern Ireland
Political & Constitutional Reform
Chief Whip in the House of Commons Wendy Chamberlain MP 2020-present
Spokesperson for Scotland
Wales
Work & Pensions
Housing, Communities and Local Government Tim Farron MP 2019-present
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 2020-present
Justice Wera Hobhouse MP 2020-present
Women and Equalities
Shadow Leader of the House of Commons
Spokesperson for the Treasury Christine Jardine MP 2020–present
Brexit and Europe
International Trade
Foreign Affairs & International Development Layla Moran MP 2020-present
Climate Emergency Sarah Olney MP 2020-present
Business & Energy
Transport
Defence Jamie Stone MP 2017-present
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport 2020-present
Health, Wellbeing & Social Care Munira Wilson MP 2020-present

Other Roles and Spokespeople

Portfolio Name
In the House of Lords[5]
Leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords The Rt Hon The Lord Newby[6]
Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords The Rt Hon The Baroness Walmsley[7]
Lords Spokesperson for Home Affairs The Rt Hon The Lord Paddick
The Rt Hon The Baroness Hamwee
Lords Spokesperson for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs The Rt Hon The Baroness Northover PC
Lords Spokesperson for Exiting the European Union The Rt Hon The Baroness Ludford
Lords Spokesperson for International Trade The Rt Hon The Lord Purvis of Tweed
Lords Spokesperson for Social Care[8] The Rt Hon The Baroness Brinton
Lords Spokesperson for Work and Pensions The Rt Hon The Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville MBE
The Rt Hon The Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope
Lords Spokesperson for Communities and Local Government The Rt Hon The Baroness Pinnock
Lords Spokesperson for Northern Ireland The Rt Hon The Baroness Suttie
Lords Spokesperson for Scotland The Rt Hon The Lord Bruce of Bennachie
Lords Spokesperson for Africa The Rt Hon The Lord Chidgey
Lords Spokesperson for Attorney General's Office The Rt Hon The Lord Thomas of Gresford
Welsh Liberal Democrats
Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats Jane Dodds MS
Welsh Cabinet Secretary for Education Kirsty Williams CBE MS
Scottish Liberal Democrats
Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie MSP
Deputy Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats The Rt Hon Alistair Carmichael MP

Liberal Democrat Frontbench as Acting Leader (2019–2020)


Frontbench Team of Ed Davey[1][9]
Portfolio Holder Term
Acting Co-Leader The Rt Hon Sir Ed Davey FRSA MP 2020–present
Spokesperson for the Treasury 2019–present
Social Justice 2020–present
Home Office Christine Jardine MP 2019–present
Women and Equalities
Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs The Rt Hon Alistair Carmichael MP 2020–present
Exiting the European Union
Chief Whip in the House of Commons 2017–present
Spokesperson for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Wera Hobhouse MP 2020–present
Energy and Climate Change 2020–present
Housing and Planning Tim Farron MP 2019–present
Communities and Local Government 2019–present
Northern Powerhouse and Local Growth 2019–present
Education Layla Moran MP 2017–2020
Health, Wellbeing & Social Care Munira Wilson MP 2020–present
Defence Jamie Stone MP 2017–present
Business and Industrial Strategy Sarah Olney MP 2020–present
International Trade
Transport
Justice Daisy Cooper MP 2020–present
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Political & Constitutional Reform Wendy Chamberlain MP 2020–present
Scotland
Wales
Northern Ireland
International Development

See also


References


  1. "Meet our new Commons team". Liberal Democrats. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
  2. "Ed Davey announces key appointments on Twitter". libdemvoice.org.
  3. "Daisy Cooper is the new Liberal Democrat education spokesperson". markpack.org.uk.
  4. "Spokespeople". libdems.org.uk.
  5. "Spokespersons in the House of Lords". UK Parliament. Retrieved 2017-11-05.
  6. http://www.libdems.org.uk/ (2014-01-16). "Joan Walmsley". Liberal Democrats. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  7. http://www.libdems.org.uk/ (2014-01-16). "Joan Walmsley". Liberal Democrats. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  8. http://www.libdems.org.uk/ (2014-01-22). "Sal Brinton". Liberal Democrats. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  9. "Liberal Democrat spokespersons". parliament.uk.