May 26, 2010 11:48 AM
Mark alongside Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg

Mark alongside Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg

Local Cheadle MP Mark Hunter has been appointed Deputy Chief Whip of the Liberal Democrats. His appointment also means he now becomes an official Government Whip in the new Lib Dem/Conservative Coalition.

Commenting on the appointment, Mark said:

"This is a great privilege - particularly to have a job in Government - and I am already looking forward to the challenges ahead.

"The appointment places me right at the centre of Government business and I believe that this can only be good news for my constituents who, as ever, remain my first priority.

"I firmly believe that our ground-breaking Coalition will provide the necessary stability for the country to start the climb out of economic recession and into economic recovery.

"These are tough times for many people, and the Lib Dem/Conservative administration will not shirk the tough decisions, but we will always be guided by the principles of freedom, fairness and responsibility."

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