Simon Hughes is given the key job of Energu & Climate Change, while Steve Webb goes back to his comfort zone of Work & Pensions. The bearded David Heath will shadow Harriet Harman while the affable David Howarth takes on Justice. Jenny Willott joins Clegg's top team as Cabinet Office spokesman, while Lynn Featherstone has been appointed chairman of the New Technology Board, which will oversee the party's online operations.
That is a missed opportunity. Featherstone should be one of the LibDems' most high profile spokespeople and it is a mystery why Nick Clegg can't recognise that.
I'll be writing about a Tory reshuffle later.