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New Liberal Democrat committee co-chairs announced

November 3, 2012 12:08 PM

A number of new Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party Committee co-chairs have been appointed by Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg.

Paul Burstow MP has also been elected as chair of the Parliamentary Party. - The former Parliamentary Party Chair Lorely Burt stood down from the role after being appointed as PPS to the Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander

The new appointments in the House of Commons are:

Gordon Birtwistle, Business, Innovation and Skills

Mike Crockart, Energy and Climate Change

Julian Huppert, Home Affairs, Justice and Equalities

John Leech, Culture, Media and Sport

Greg Mulholland, Work and Pensions

Alan Reid, Transport

Mark Williams, Wales

Roger Williams, Food and Rural Affairs

John Thurso becomes the co-chair to the Parliamentary Party Committee on Constitutional and Political Reform in addition to the role he holds for the Scotland committee.

The new appointments in the House of Lords are:

Lord (Jonathan) Marks of Henley on Thames, Justice

Lord (Monroe) Palmer of Childs Hill, Defence

Lord (Mike) Storey, Education (starts January)

Lord (Martin) Thomas of Gresford, Wales

Full list of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party Committee Co-Chairs

Work & Pensions
Commons Co-Chair: Greg Mulholland
Lords Co-Chair(s): Lord German

Education, Families & Young People
Commons Co-Chair: Dan Rogerson
Lords Co-Chair: Baroness Walmsley until January 2013, followed by Lord (Mike) Storey

Constitutional & Political Reform (including Cabinet & House Business)
Commons Co-Chair: John Thurso
Lords Co-Chair: Lord Tyler CBE DL

Culture, Media & Sport
Commons Co-Chair: John Leech
Lords Co-Chair: Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury

Energy & Climate Change

Commons Co-Chair: Mike Crockart
Lords Co-Chair: Lord Teverson

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Commons Co-Chair: Roger Williams
Lords Co-Chair: Baroness Parminter

Commons Co-Chair: Alan Reid
Lords Co-Chair: Lord Bradshaw

Communities & Local Government
Commons Co-Chair: Annette Brooke
Lords Co-Chair: Lord Tope CBE

International Affairs (FCO, Defence & DfID)
Commons Co-Chair: Martin Horwood
Lords Co-Chair: Baroness Falkner of Margravine (FCO)
Lords Co-Chair: Lord Palmer of Childs Hill (MoD)
Lords Co-Chair: Lord Chidgey (DFID)

Health & Social Care
Commons Co-Chair: John Pugh
Lords Co-Chair: Baroness Jolly

Home Affairs, Justice & Equalities
Commons Co-Chair: Julian Huppert
Lords Co-Chair: Baroness Hamwee (Home Office)
Lords Co-Chair: Lord Marks (MoJ)

Business, Innovation & Science
Commons Co-Chair: Gordon Birtwistle
Lords Co-Chair: Lord Razzall CBE

Commons Co-Chair: Stephen Williams
Lords Co-Chair: Baroness Kramer

Commons Co-Chair: Mark Williams

Lords Co-Chair: Lord (Martin) Thomas

Commons Co-Chair: John Thurso
Lords Co-Chair: Lord (Nicol) Stephen

Northern Ireland
Commons Co-Chair: Stephen Lloyd
Lords Co-Chair: Lord Smith of Clifton