Richard Benyon MP Shadow Minister for Environment, Food & Rural AffairsParticular congratulations to Greg Hands, who has been a persistent thorn in Labour's side from the backbenches.
Crispin Blunt MP, Shadow Security Minister (within Shadow Home Affairs Team)
David Evennett MP, Shadow Minister for Innovation, Universities and Skills
Justine Greening MP, Shadow Minister for Communities & Local Government
Greg Hands MP, Shadow Treasury Minister
John Penrose MP, Shadow Minister for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform
Bill Wiggin MP, Whip
Robert Wilson MP, Whip
Jacqui Lait leaves the front bench of her own volition, and as far as I can see is the only one to actually leave the front bench, along with Peter Ainsworth.
The other move which I didn't cover this morning was the promotion of Mark Francois to the Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Minister for Europe. This is sensible with the European elections in the offing, and also as a counterbalance to you know who. However, the casualty of this move is the excellent David Lidington who would be forgiven for thinking he has been treated rather shabbily. He retains his Foreign Office portfolio but is no longer to entitled to attend Shadow Cabinet. David is one of politics' nicest people and I hope he is given a very senior Minister of State job in government.
So after all the fun this morning, the rest of the reshuffle has been a bit of a letdown. There's too much deadwood in the middle ranks and it should have been at least partially cleared out. There will be several members of the 2005 intake who will be pretty hacked off that their services haven't been called upon. But, hey, that's politics, and that's why we love it!