Rowen promoted in the Lib Dem Work and Pension's Team

January 14, 2008 12:00 AM

Rochdale MP Paul Rowen has been promoted in the Lib Dem Work and Pension's Team. Paul, who previously had responsibility for disability issues, will now see his job widened to cover work, welfare reform, and disability employment.

Mr Rowen said: "I am pleased to have been given extra responsibility in Nick's reshuffle. The Liberal Democrats have radical new proposals aimed at reducing poverty and tackling the huge inequalities that this Government is presiding over.

"This Government is systematically failing us and the Conservatives offer no creditable alternative. I will particularly be focusing on the complexities of the benefits system which acts as a disincentive to work.

"I look forward to working with Danny Alexander MP and John Barrett MP and the rest of our team to hold the government to account, ensuring that people across the country get the best deal from our public services. I look forward to my increased role."