An Englishman of forty years residence in Wales pontificates about politics (slightly off-message), films and trivia. Secretary of Aberavon and Neath Liberal Democrats. Candidate for Neath in the Westminster elections of 1997 & 2017 and the Welsh general election of 2016.
Friday, 3 February 2012
The full government changes
Ed Davey MP to become Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
Norman Lamb MP to become a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Jenny Willott MP to become an Assistant Government Whip
Jo Swinson to replace Norman Lamb as Nick Clegg's PPS (or "Chief of Staff", as some media releases from Great George Street have it)
Congratulations to all, especially Cardiff Central's Jenny Willott who will be no pushover in the Whips' Office. Her appointment shows that there are no hard feelings as a result of voting against the tuition fee increases.