Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Scottish Labour's New Front Bench Team

GRAY ANNOUNCES FULL FRONT BENCH TEAM

Labour leader Iain Gray has announced the front bench team today to support his Shadow Cabinet at the Scottish Parliament.

Iain Gray MSP said: “I am delighted with my Shadow Cabinet I announced yesterday and believe the team we have assembled today to support them, offers the right balance.

“It covers a broad range of skills, knowledge, commitment and talent which will both take forward and develop Labour’s programme in Scotland and hold the SNP to account for their failures in not just their flagship policies such as Local Income Tax and Scottish Futures Trust, but the effects of cuts in health and education on hard working families and the poorest and most vulnerable people in Scotland.


SHADOW MINISTERS

Finance and Sustainable Growth
David Whitton, Finance

Education
Ken McIntosh: Schools
Claire Baker: Further and Higher Education
Karen Whitefield: Children and Early Years

Health
Richard Simpson: Public Health
Mary Mulligan: Housing and Communities
Frank McAveety: Sport

Justice
Paul Martin: Community Safety

Environment
Elaine Murray: Environment
Karen Gillon: Rural Development

Economy and Skills.
Des McNulty:Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change
Lewis Macdonald: Energy, Enterprise and Tourism

Whips
Rhoda Grant
James Kelly

Corporate Body
Tom McCabe

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