Local MP joins top team

December 20, 2007 3:07 PM
Mark and Nick

Mark shaking hands with Nick at Stockport Town Hall

Today the new Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg MP, announced his new Shadow Cabinet. There were substantial changes to the front bench line up, with runner-up in the leadership contest Chris Huhne MP announced as Shadow Home Secretary.

In the re-shuffle Mr Hunter, the MP for Cheadle will be taking on the key role of Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Leader, a role which will see him attending the Shadow Cabinet for the first time.

Speaking after the appointment Mr Hunter said "I am absolutely delighted that I will be able to be working so closely with Nick over the coming months and years. I am looking forward to helping him in every way that I can as he carves out his role as Liberal Democrat leader and takes our party forward.

We worked together on the home affairs team last year and I am very pleased that I will be able to play a key role in the new Shadow Cabinet team. I believe that with Nick as leader The Liberal Democrats can really change the face of politics. I am very excited about the future of our party and look forward to playing my part in helping this future become realised."

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