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Single backbencher outside Quayle's govt

Robertshaw and Wild without departmental roles

The new departmental members have been confirmed by Chief Minister Howard Quayle, leaving just one democratically elected backbencher.

The majority of the positions have been filled by MHKs, with some taking on more than one role.

MLCs are used more sparingly, with seven of the eight given one departmental position each.

Tony Wild is the only MLC who hasn't been appointed, while Chris Robertshaw is the only MHK without a ministerial or departmental position who is not Speaker of the House of Keys.

The positions in full are as follows:

Cabinet Office:

Chief Minister Howard Quayle, Policy and Reform Minister Chris Thomas MHK and David Ashford MHK

Economic Development:

Laurence Skelly MHK (minister), Daphne Caine MHK, Rob Callister MHK, Tim Crookall MLC, Lawrie Hooper MHK, Martyn Perkins MHK.

Education and Children:
Graham Cregeen MHK (minister), Geoff Corkish MLC, Ann Corlett MHK, Lawrie Hooper MHK.

Environment, Food and Agriculture:

Geoffrey Boot MHK (minister), Tim Baker MHK, David Cretney MLC, Martyn Perkins MHK.

Health and Social Care:
Kate Beecroft MHK (minister), Clare Bettison MHK, Rob Callister MHK, Ann Corlett MHK, Jason Moorhouse MHK.

Home Affairs:

Bill Malarkey MHK (minister), Alex Allinson MHK, Clare Bettison MHK, Michael Coleman MLC, Juan Turner MLC.

Ray Harmer MHK (minister), David Anderson MLC, Tim Baker MHK, Julie Edge MHK, Jason Moorhouse MHK.


Alfred Cannan MHK (minister), Bill Henderson MLC, Ralph Peake MHK, Bill Shimmins MHK.

Other Political Appointments:

Planning Committee Chair - Tim Baker MHK.

Children’s Champion - Daphne Caine MHK.

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