Independent all-ranks staff association for regular, reserve and veteran UK armed forces personnel

Labour names new shadow defence team

Labour Party leader Ed Miliband has appointed the new Shadow defence team. Shadow Secretary of State Jim Murphy will be supported by former Defence Minister Kevan Jones, along with Russell Brown, Michael Dugher and Gemma Doyle.

We are not yet aware of appointments in the House of Lords. The current Coalition Government defence team is listed here.


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