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For us, it is a spectator sport. But others are deeply invested in its outcome.

I’m talking, of course, about the Tory shadow cabinet reshuffle.

The news and rumours so far.

Ken Clarke replaces Alan Duncan as Lord Mandelson’s counterpart as shadow Business Secretary. So, what about the referendum on the EU Constitution, asks Guido?;

Eric Pickles is the new party chairman;

Conservativehome also reports:

1118: Theresa May confirmed as new shadow work and pensions secretary.

1114: BBC – Alan Duncan is shadow leader of the Commons.

1112: Unconfirmed rumours of Chris Grayling taking Home Affairs, Dominic Grieve moving to Justice and Nick Herbert to Defra

PS: Some people are mooting Justine Greening rising to the Tory front bench.


Full details are as follows

The Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke QC MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

Mark Francois MP
Shadow Minister for Europe

Alan Duncan MP
Shadow Leader of the House of Commons

Chris Grayling MP
Shadow Home Secretary

The Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

Nick Herbert MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The Rt Hon Theresa May MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Shadow Minister for Women

Eric Pickles MP
Chairman of the Conservative Party
Caroline Spelman MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government