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New appointments this week in UK politics, the civil service and public affairs

New appointments this week in UK politics, the civil service and public affairs

Imogen Spencer-Dale | Dods People

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Dods People draws together a list of appointments in Westminster politics, the devolved administrations and the public affairs sector in the last week.

Government Departments:

Lord Young of Cookham resigned as Government Spokesperson for HM Treasury and for the Cabinet Office, and as a Whip.

Ministry of Justice

Law Commission – Sarah Green appointed as Law Commissioner for Commercial and Common Law and Penney Lewis as Law Commissioner for Criminal Law.

Department for Work and Pensions

Industrial Injuries Advisory Council - Jennifer Hoyle and Lesley Francois appointed as independent members and Daniel Shears as a representative of employees.



Scottish Conservatives

Jackson Carlaw is the Party Leader on an interim basis after Ruth Davidson resigned. There will be a leadership election later in the year.


Devolved Authorities:

Scottish Parliament

Beatrice Wishart elected as Liberal Democrat MSP for Shetland on 29th August.


Local Authorities:

Wirral Council – Paul Satoor appointed as Chief Executive on an interim basis, replacing Eric Robinson.

By-election Results 29th August

Bury West Council – Mike Smith elected for Radcliffe West – caused by the resignation of the Leader of the Council Rishi Shori - Radcliffe First gain from Labour.

South Lanarkshire – Grant Ferguson elected for East Kilbride Central North – caused by the death of Sheena Wardhaugh, who had been elected for the SNP but sat as independent from 2017 - SNP hold.



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Trade Associations

British Security Industry Association – David Scott appointed as Managing Director of Skills for Security.

Interest Groups

Islamic Relief UK - Tufail Hussain appointed as Director, having been in the role on an interim basis.

ShelterBox - Sanj Srikanthan to replace Caroline White as Chief Executive in December.


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