Big beasts return to Lib Dem front line as Tim Farron announces election campaign team

May 8, 2017 12:00 PM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

The Liberal Democrats have announced a new General Election Campaign Team, with former ministers including Jo Swinson, Vince Cable and Ed Davey all returning to the Lib Dem frontbench.

I'm delighted to announce my new campaign team, which sees some big beasts of the party returning to lead our General Election fight.

The team brings together a wealth of experience from former ministers, such as Jo Swinson, Vince Cable and Ed Davey, and I'm thrilled to personally welcome them back.

From challenging the government over their disastrous Hard Brexit plans, to fighting for the NHS and social care, to protecting schools from further Tory cuts; together we will provide the strong opposition - the only opposition - with the power steer the country in a more progressive direction.

Vote for the Liberal Democrats to change Britain's future.

Tim Farron

Baroness Sal Brinton

Vince Cable

Foreign Affairs
Tom Brake

Baroness Judith Jolly

Europe; International Trade
Nick Clegg

Baroness Sarah Ludford

Home Affairs
Lord Brian Paddick

Norman Lamb

Sarah Olney

Work and Pensions
Baroness Cathy Bakewell

Baroness Susan Kramer

Energy and Climate Change
Lynne Featherstone

Local Government
Baroness Kath Pinnock

Baroness Jenny Randerson

Environment and Rural Affairs
Baroness Kate Parminter

International Development
Baroness Shas Sheehan

Culture Media and Sport
Baroness Jane Bonham-Carter

Baroness Lorely Burt

Northern Ireland
Baroness Alison Suttie

Young People
Daisy Cooper

Europe/ALDE Liaison
Catherine Bearder MEP

Caroline Pidgeon MLA

Lord Jonathan Marks

Amna Ahmad

First Secretary of State
Alistair Carmichael

Election Campaign Spokesperson
Ed Davey
Eluned Parrott
Jo Swinson

Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats
Mark Williams

Cabinet Secretary for Education in Wales
Kirsty Williams AM