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

Posted On: 
22nd December 2017

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

The Palace of Westminster
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Houses of Parliament:

House of Lords

Baroness Sharples (Conservative, Life Peer) retired on 18th December.

Lord Condon (Crossbench, Life Peer) retired on 21st December.

House of Commons

Joint Committee on Human Rights – Alex Burghart replaced Mark Pritchard as a member.

Regulatory Reform Committee – Simon Clarke replaced Mark Menzies as a member.

Government Departments:

Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport

Charity Commission – Kenneth Dibble to join the board as a member in March.

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Committee on Radioactive Waste Management – Laurence Williams stood down as Chair.

Medical Research Council – Fiona Watt selected as the preferred candidate to become Executive Chair in April.

Ministry of Justice

European Union Fundamental Rights Agency - Charles Banner has been appointed as the UK Independent Member of the Management Board.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Joint Nature Conservation Committee - Melanie Austen, Charles Banner and Marian Scott appointed as independent members.

Parties:

Scottish Labour Party:

Lesley Laird named as Interim Deputy Leader

Shadow Cabinet Reshuffle

Iain Gray reappointed as Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Education, Skills and Science.

Claudia Beamish reappointed as Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform.

Jackie Baillie reappointed as Shadow Cabinet Secretary for the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work.

Anas Sarwar appointed as Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport (previously Spokesperson for Health).

Rhoda Grant appointed as Business Manager and Spokesperson for Women and Equality (previously Spokesperson for Rural Economy and Connectivity).

Claire Baker appointed as Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs (previously Spokesperson for Justice).

James Kelly appointed as Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Constitution (previously Parliamentary Business Manager; Minister without Portfolio).

Daniel Johnson appointed as Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Justice (previously Shadow Minister for Education).

Colin Smyth appointed as Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity (previously Shadow Minister for Health; Whip).

Monica Lennon appointed as Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities (previously Shadow Minister for Inequality Working across Health and Education portfolios.).

Elaine Smith appointed as Shadow Cabinet Secretary for the Eradication of Poverty and Inequality (previously backbench).

Neil Findlay appointed as Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Brexit, Campaigns and Party Engagement (previously backbench).

Devolved Authorities:

Scottish Parliament

Alex Rowley had the Scottish Labour Whip reinstated.

Welsh Government

Welsh Tribunals - Wyn Williams appointed as the first President.

 

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