This week’s Political Updates covers moves and changes at all levels of government.
Dr Jennifer Hoyle, Daniel shears and Lesley Francois are the three new members who have been appointed to the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council. They will hold this position for 5 years, beginning on 1 September 2019.
Alec Don has been named as the new Defence Electronics and Components Agency Chairman.
Dr Christian Turner CMG has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in succession of Thomas Drew CMG. Dr Turner will take up his appointment by December 2019.
Stephen Campbell has been appointed Chief information Officer at the Student Loans Company.
Dr June Raine will become interim Chief Executive of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency. She will take up this position from 20 September 2019.
Paul Newby to leave Pubs Code Adjudicator role at the end of four year term.
Rajma Begum, Dafydd Trystan Davies, Hannah Murphy, Delyth Evans, and Nicola Mead-Batten are the five new board members of Sports Wales, appointed by the Welsh Government.
The Liberal Democrats announced their new shadow cabinet on 21 August:
- Jo Swinson MP – Leader
- Ed Davey MP – Chancellor of the Exchequer; Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
- Chuka Umunna MP – Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs; International Development; International Trade
- Christine Jardine MP – Home Department; Justice; Women and Equalities; Deputy Chief Whip
- Tom Brake MP – Exiting the European Union; Duchy of Lancaster
- Jamie Stone MP – Defence; Scotland
- Vince Cable MP – Health & Social Care
- Layla Moran MP – Education; Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
- Wera Hobhouse MP – Climate Change & Environment; Transport
- Tim Farron MP – Housing, Communities & Local Government; Work & Pensions; North of England (Northern Powerhouse)
- Alistair Carmichael MP – Chief Whip; Northern Ireland
- Jane Dodds MP – Wales; Food & Rural Affairs
- Catherine Bearder MEP – Europe
- Siobhan Benita – London
- Willie Rennie MSP – Scotland
- Kirsty Williams AM – Wales
- Lord Newby – Leader of the House of Lords
- Baroness Brinton – Party President