Letter: Reshuffle raises fears and hopes

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Sir: Your report (20 July) on the Liberal Democrat reshuffle is inaccurate in so far as Robert Maclennan MP was not 'sacked' but himself asked to be relieved of the party's home affairs spokesmanship in order to be free to serve as president if elected in the forthcoming contest.

Furthermore, he will continue to speak in the House of Commons on national heritage, broadcasting, the arts and constitutional affairs. He will also be a member of the leader's committee in the run-up to the next general election.

Yours faithfully,


MP for Roxburgh and Berwickshire (Lib Dem)

Chief Whip

Liberal Democrats

House of Commons

London, SW1

20 July