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West Midlands Lib Dems launch Regional Team

The West Midlands Liberal Democrats are announcing their team of regional spokespeople. John Hemming MP has been appointed as the Shadow Minister for the West Midlands (and Regional team Leader) and will be shadowing Liam Byrne MP. Lorely Burt MP is the Deputy Team Leader also dealing with Business and Enterprise. Her husband Richard Burt joins her in the regional shadow cabinet dealing with Health. Paul Keetch MP will deal with the regional issues relating to Defence. Liz Lynne MEP will deal with European issues. Martin Turner will handle Culture, Sarah Carr Farming and Agriculture, Ayoub Khan, DFID, Africa and Asia; Jerry Evans will look at Environment and Sustainability, Tariq Khan will deal with the Home Office, John Redfern Local Government, Alan Beddow Housing and Karen Hamilton Children Schools and Families.

John Hemming said, "This is our team for the regional agenda. We need to be challenging the govenment. In particular we will be looking at the issue of the floods and how government should be acting on climate change and the consequences for people in the region."

Lorely Burt said "The West Midlands is an interdependent and extremely diverse region. We have put together a team with a wide range of experience that can set out positive Liberal Democrat solutions to regional and local challenges."



John Hemming MP
Regional Team Leader
and Shadow Minister

Loreley Burt MP
Deputy Leader
Business and Enterprise

Paul Keetch MP
Foreign
and Defence

Liz Lynne MEP
Europe


Richard Burt
Health


Sarah Carr
Agriculture
and Food

Cllr Jerry Evans
Environment
and Sustainability

Cllr Karen Hamilton
Children Schools
and Families

Cllr Ayoub Khan
DFID, Africa
Asia and the UN

Alan Beddow
Housing


Cllr Tariq Khan
Home Office

Cllr David Radcliffe
Transport

Cllr John Redfern
Local Government

Martin Turner
DCMS

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