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Cameron and Campbell Reshuffle Their Teams

Magazine article Public Finance

Cameron and Campbell Reshuffle Their Teams

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Opposition parties reacted to Gordon Brown's Cabinet and departmental changes this week by rearranging their own frontbench teams.

Conservative leader David Cameron gave the Communities and Local Government portfolio to party stalwart Eric Pickles, moving previous incumbent Caroline Spelman to the role of party chair.

Former education spokesman David Willetts shadows the new Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills, while a newcomer to the shadow Cabinet, former Times journalist Michael Gove, takes on the Children, Schools and Families job.

Two other MPs from the 2005 Tory intake enter the shadow Cabinet, with Nick Herbert taking on the Justice brief and Jeremy Hunt shadowing Culture, Media and Sport. Francis Maude, formerly party chair, becomes shadow minister for the Cabinet Office.

Cameron also elevated two women to the House of Lords to advise on key policy areas. Former intelligence boss Dame Pauline Neville-Jones becomes a shadow security minister and Cameron's national security adviser; Sayeeda Warsi, a party vice-chair, will join the shadow Cabinet as community cohesion spokeswoman. …

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