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Coffee Monster

Shadow Chancellor: William Hague
Shadow Home Secretary: David Davis
Shadow Foreign Secretary: Liam Fox
Chairman: George Osborne
Chief Whip: Patrick McLoughlin
Theresa May's role: Shadow Secretary of State for Health
Iain Duncan Smith's role: None
Ken Clarke's role: None
David Davis' role: Shadow Home Secretary
Oliver Letwin's role: Deputy Leader and Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food, & Rural Affairs
Deputy Leader: Oliver Letwin
Head of Policy Development: Ed Vaizey
Biggest promotion awarded to (state who and to where): Andrew Robathan, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence
Biggest sacking from shadow cabinet: Andrew Lansley
Most surprising appointment (state who and to where): Theresa Villiers, Shadow Secretary of State for International Development

Damon Lambert

Shadow Chancellor: George Osborne
Shadow Home Secretary: Francis Maude
Shadow Foreign Secretary: Liam Fox
Chairman: William Hague
Chief Whip: John Hayes
Theresa May's role: Family
Iain Duncan Smith's role: An excellent backbencher
Ken Clarke's role: Doing a Ted Heath impression - nominally 'elder statesman'
David Davis' role: Backbench, he'll refuse defence
Oliver Letwin's role: Rothschilds + Environment
Deputy Leader: None appointed
Head of Policy Development: Ed Vaizey
Biggest promotion awarded to (state who and to where): David Cameron - from nowhere to leader in 4 years
Biggest sacking from shadow cabinet: David Davis (if considered sacked), otherwise Willets
Most surprising appointment (state who and to where): Alan Duncan to Defence

ben rogers

Shadow Chancellor: William Hague
Shadow Home Secretary: David Davis
Shadow Foreign Secretary: Liam Fox
Chairman: Francis Maude
Chief Whip: Patrick McLoughlin
Theresa May's role: Constitutional Affairs
Iain Duncan Smith's role: None
Ken Clarke's role: Deputy Leader with roving role
David Davis' role: Home
Oliver Letwin's role: International Development
Deputy Leader: Ken Clarke
Head of Policy Development: Andrew Lansley
Biggest promotion awarded to (state who and to where): Chris Grayling - to Health
Biggest sacking from shadow cabinet: John Redwood
Most surprising appointment (state who and to where): George Osborne to Education

Owenite Adrift

Shadow Chancellor – Sir Malcolm Rifkind

Shadow Home Secretary – Liam Fox

Shadow Foreign Secretary – William Hague

Chairman – Francis Maude

Chief Whip – Patrick McLoughlin

Theresa May's role – Shadow Culture Sectary.

Iain Duncan Smith's role – None (sadly).

Ken Clarke's role – None.

David Davis' role - Shadow Defence Secretary.

Oliver Letwin's role – Shadow Trade and Industry Secretary (Willets at pensions).

Deputy Leader – Sir Malcolm Rifkind

Head of Policy Development – Ed Vaziey

Biggest promotion awarded to – William Hague from backbencher to Shadow Foreign Sectary.

Biggest sacking from shadow cabinet: John Redwood

Most surprising appointment (state who and to where) – Rifkind as Deputy Leader.

new team

Shadow Chancellor: William Hague
Shadow Home Secretary: David Davis
Shadow Foreign Secretary: Liam Fox
Chairman: Steve Norris
Chief Whip: Patrick McLoughlin
Theresa May's role: Health
Iain Duncan Smith's role: Social Security
Ken Clarke's role: None
David Davis' role: Home Affairs
Oliver Letwin's role: International Development
Deputy Leader: None
Head of Policy Development: David Willetts
Biggest promotion awarded to (state who and to where): Chris Grayling - to Education
Biggest sacking from shadow cabinet: John Redwood
Most surprising appointment (state who and to where): IDS to social security.

Paul Stuart

This is a recommendation as opposed to a prediction:

Shadow Chancellor: Willliam Hague
Shadow Home Secretary: David Davis
Shadow Foreign Secretary: Malcolm Rifkind
Chairman: Ken Clarke
Chief Whip: David McClelland
Theresa May's role: Culture Media and Sport
Iain Duncan Smith's role: No role
Ken Clarke's role: Chairman
David Davis' role: Home Secretary
Oliver Letwin's role: Environment
Deputy Leader: Francis Maude
Head of Policy Development: David Willetts
Biggest promotion awarded to (state who and to where): Malcolm Rifkind to Shadow Foreign Secretary
Biggest sacking from shadow cabinet: Liam Fox to Education
Most surprising appointment (state who and to where): John Redwood to Trade and Industry

Welshtory

Shadow Chancellor: Willliam Hague
Shadow Home Secretary: David Davis
Shadow Foreign Secretary: Liam Fox
Chairman: Francis Maude
Chief Whip: Patrick McLoughlin
Theresa May's role: Shadow Health Secretary
Iain Duncan Smith's role: Backbenches
Ken Clarke's role: Backbenches
David Davis' role: Home Secretary
Oliver Letwin's role: Environment
Deputy Leader: David Davis
Head of Policy Development: David Willetts
Biggest promotion awarded to (state who and to where): Boris Johnson to Culture, Media and Sport
Biggest sacking from shadow cabinet: John Redwood
Most surprising appointment (state who and to where): Boris Johnson to Culture, Media and Sport

Alex W

Shadow Chancellor: Ken Clarke
Shadow Home Secretary: David Davis
Shadow Foreign Secretary: William Hague
Chairman: Liam Fox
Chief Whip: David Maclean
Theresa May: Shadow Culture, Media and Sport
Iain Duncan Smith: Shadow Work and Pensions
Ken Clarke: see above
David Davis: see above
Oliver Letwin: Shadow Transport
Deputy Leader: Liam Fox
Head of Policy Development: David Willetts
Biggest Promotion: Ken Clarke (backbenches to Shadow Chancellor)
Biggest Sacking: John Redwood
Biggest Surprise: Michael Gove to International Development

scottish tory

Shadow Chancellor: Willliam Hague
Shadow Home Secretary: David Davis
Shadow Foreign Secretary: Liam Fox
Chairman: Eleanor Laing
Chief Whip: Patrick McLoughlin
Theresa May's role: Health
Iain Duncan Smith's role: Backbench MP
Ken Clarke's role: Backbench MP
David Davis' role: Home Secretary
Oliver Letwin's role: Environment
Deputy Leader: None
Head of Policy Development: David Willetts
Biggest promotion awarded to (state who and to where): William Hague to Shadow Chancellor
Biggest sacking from shadow cabinet: John Redwood
Most surprising appointment (state who and to where): Derek Conway to the whips office.

Cameroonie

Shadow Chancellor: George Osborne
Shadow Home Secretary: Ed Vaizey
Shadow Foreign Secretary: Michael Gove
Chairman: Oliver Letwin
Chief Whip: Rachel Whetstone
Theresa May's role: Diversity
Iain Duncan Smith's role: None
Ken Clarke's role: None
David Davis' role: None
Oliver Letwin's role: Chairman
Deputy Leader: George Osborne
Head of Policy Development: Alan Duncan
Biggest promotion awarded to (state who and to where): Ed Vaizey to Home Affairs
Biggest sacking from shadow cabinet: David Davis and David Willetts
Most surprising appointment (state who and to where): Boris Johnson to Education

Gareth Carver

Shadow Chancellor: George Osborne
Shadow Home Secretary: David Davis
Shadow Foreign Secretary: William Hague
Chairman: Francis Maude
Chief Whip: Patrick McLoughlin
Theresa May's role: Health
Iain Duncan Smith's role: None
Ken Clarke's role: None
David Davis' role: Shadow Home Secretary
Oliver Letwin's role: Environment
Deputy Leader: Liam Fox
Head of Policy Development: Michael gove
Biggest promotion awarded to (state who and to where): Theresa Villiers to Europe Minister
Biggest sacking from shadow cabinet: John Redwood
Most surprising appointment (state who and to where): Boris Johnson to Education


common sense conservative

Shadow Chancellor: William Hague
Shadow Home Secretary: George Osborne
Shadow Foreign Secretary: Liam Fox
Chairman: Andrew Lansley
Chief Whip: Patrick McLoughlin
Theresa May's role: Health
Iain Duncan Smith's role: Social Justice roving brief
Ken Clarke's role: None
David Davis' role: Deputy Leader
Oliver Letwin's role: Environment
Deputy Leader: David Davis
Head of Policy Development: David Willetts
Biggest promotion awarded to (state who and to where): William Hague to Shadow Chancellor
Biggest sacking from shadow cabinet: John Redwood
Most surprising appointment (state who and to where): John Bercow back on front bench

james robert

Shadow Chancellor: William Hague
Shadow Home Secretary: Liam Fox
Shadow Foreign Secretary: Alan Duncan
Chairman: Francis Maude & George Osbourne
Chief Whip: Patrick McLoughlin
Theresa May's role: Health & Family
Iain Duncan Smith's role: Social Inclusion
Ken Clarke's role: None
David Davis' role: Defence
Oliver Letwin's role: Shadow Duchy of Lancashire & Policy Development
Deputy Leader: Liam Fox
Head of Policy Development: Oliver Letwin
Biggest promotion awarded to (state who and to where): Julie Kirkbride
Biggest sacking from shadow cabinet: John Redwood
Most surprising appointment (state who and to where): Julie Kirkbride to Culture M & S

kris

Well here goes...

Shadow Chancellor : George Osborne
Shadow Home Sec: William Hague
Shadow Foreign Sec: Sir Malcolm Rifkind
Chairman: Theresa May (her rightful position)
Chief Whip: David MacLean
Theresa May's role: Chairman
Iain Duncan Smiths role: no role, advisory only.
Ken Clarke: Treasury Secretary
David Davis: Defence Secretary
Oliver Letwin: Environment
Deputy Leader: Dr Liam Fox
Policy Development: Oliver Letwin
Biggest Promotion: William Hague from the back benches to Home sec.
Biggest sacking: Michael Ancram
Most Surprising Appointment: Ken Clarke to treasury (well who'd have guessed that!)

As long as Hague is in the front line with Liam Fox and Theresa May, then i'll be happy and the Tories will be back!

Michael Tombs

1. Shadow Chancellor: Liam Fox
2. Shadow Home Secretary: William Hague
3. Shadow Foreign Secretary: David Davis
4. Chairman: George Osborne
5. Chief Whip: Patrick McLoughlin
6. Theresa May's role: Leader of the House
7. Iain Duncan Smith's role: Social Justice
8. Ken Clarke's role: None - 'elder statesman'
9. David Davis' role: Foreign Secretary
10. Oliver Letwin's role: Environment
11. Deputy Leader: Malcolm Rifkind
12. Head of Policy Development: David Willets
13. Biggest promotion awarded to (state who and to where): Julie Kirkbride to Local Government
14. Biggest sacking from shadow cabinet: Alan Duncan
15. Most surprising appointment (state who and to where): John Redwood to Work and Pensions

Daniel Vince-Archer

Well leaving aside the contentious assumption that Cameron will become leader (census of unhatched chickens alert!), here's my predicted Shadow Cabinet based partly on expectation, and partly on hope:

Shadow Chancellor: George Osborne
Shadow Home Secretary: William Hague
Shadow Foreign Secretary: Liam Fox
Chairman: Sir Malcolm Rifkind
Chief Whip: David Maclean
Theresa May: Shadow Health Secretary
Iain Duncan Smith: Shadow Social Justice Secretary
Ken Clarke: no role
David Davis: will be offered Shadow Work and Pensions
Oliver Letwin: Shadow Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Secretary
Deputy Leader: Francis Maude
Policy Development: Michael Gove
Biggest Promotion: Michael Gove
Biggest Sacking: John Redwood and Andrew Mitchell (assuming Michael Howard doesn't count!)
Cilla Black Award For Biggest Surprise: Iain Duncan Smith as Shadow Social Justice Secretary or something similar

strongest team

1. Shadow Chancellor: William Hague
2. Shadow Home Secretary: David Davis
3. Shadow Foreign Secretary: Liam Fox
4. Chairman: Eleanor Laing and Tim Yeo
5. Chief Whip: David Mclean
6. Theresa May's role: Health
7. Iain Duncan Smith's role: None
8. Ken Clarke's role: None
9. David Davis' role: Shadow Home Secretary
10. Oliver Letwin's role: Environment
11. Deputy Leader: None
12. Head of Policy Development: Greg Clark 13. Biggest promotion awarded to (state who and to where): Julie Kirkbride to Education
14. Biggest sacking from shadow cabinet: Alan Duncan
15. Most surprising appointment (state who and to where): Boris Johnson to continue as backbench MP

Shadow Chancellor: Hague
Shadow Home Secretary: Davis
Shadow Foreign Secretary: Fox
Chairman: Osbourne
Chief Whip: McLoughlin
Theresa May's role: Education
Iain Duncan Smith's role: Overseas Dev
Ken Clarke's role: None (turns down deputy)
David Davis' role: Shadow Home Sec
Oliver Letwin's role: Work and Pensions
Deputy Leader: Rifkind
Head of Policy Development: Gove
Biggest promotion awarded to (state who and to where): Gove, policy
Biggest sacking from shadow cabinet: Redwood
Most surprising appointment (state who and to where): T Villiers to Culture

Samuel Coates

1. Shadow Chancellor: WILLETTS
2. Shadow Home Secretary: HAGUE
3. Shadow Foreign Secretary: FOX
4. Chairman: DUNCAN-SMITH
5. Chief Whip: MACLEAN
6. Theresa May's role: CMS
7. Iain Duncan Smith's role: CHAIRMAN
8. Ken Clarke's role: NONE
9. David Davis' role: DEFENCE
10. Oliver Letwin's role: EFRA
11. Deputy Leader: RIFKIND
12. Head of Policy Development: GOVE
13. Biggest promotion awarded to: HAGUE
14. Biggest sacking from shadow cabinet: LANSLEY
15. Most surprising appointment: WILLETTS TO CHANCELLOR

"Alistair Campbell"

1. Shadow Chancellor: John Redwood
2. Shadow Home Secretary: Ann Widdecombe
3. Shadow Foreign Secretary: Iain Duncan-Smith
4. Chairman: Lord Archer
5. Chief Whip: Oliver Letwin
6. Theresa May's role: Deputy Party Chairman (with Bill Cash)
7. Iain Duncan Smith's role: Shadow Foreign Secretary
8. Ken Clarke's role: Head of Policy Development
9. David Davis' role: Leader
10. Oliver Letwin's role: Chief Whip
11. Deputy Leader: Boris Johnson
12. Head of Policy Development: Ken Clarke
13. Biggest promotion awarded to: Boris Johnson
14. Biggest sacking from shadow cabinet: David Willetts
15. Most surprising appointment: Cameron as Davis' spin doctor

Goldie

1. Shadow Chancellor: George Osborne
2. Shadow Home Secretary: Malcolm Rifkind
3. Shadow Foreign Secretary: Liam Fox
4. Chairman: Francis Maude
5. Chief Whip: Patrick McLoughlin
6. Theresa May's role: relatively minor
7. Iain Duncan Smith's role: Backbenches
8. Ken Clarke's role: Backbenches
9. David Davis' role: Backbenches (turns down Defence)
10. Oliver Letwin's role: Environment
11. Deputy Leader: Michael Ancram
12. Head of Policy Development: Michael Gove
13. Biggest promotion awarded to (state who and to where): Gove
14. Biggest sacking from shadow cabinet: John Redwood
15. Most surprising appointment (state who and to where): Hague will not serve on the frontbench. At least for now.

Bonus predictions:

Education: Chris Grayling
Health: Andrew Lansley or Caroline Spelman
Int. Development: Theresa Villiers
Defence: Andrew Robathan
Shadow Leader of the House: Dominic Grieve


time to take on new labour

Shadow Chancellor: William Hague
Shadow Home Secretary: David Davis
Shadow Foreign Secretary: Liam Fox
Chairman: Steve Norris
Chief Whip: Chris Grayling
Theresa May's role: Health
Iain Duncan Smith's role: Loyal backbencher
Ken Clarke's role: Loyal backbencher
David Davis' role: Home Affairs
Oliver Letwin's role: Environment
Deputy Leader: None
Head of Policy Development: Michael Gove
Biggest promotion awarded to (state who and to where): William Hague
Biggest sacking from shadow cabinet: John Redwood
Most surprising appointment (state who and to where): All of them: media swiftly reports that Cameron's shadow cabinet has more heavy hitters than Michael Howard's.

Sheer Guesswork

1. Shadow Chancellor: William Hague
2. Shadow Home Secretary: David Willetts
3. Shadow Foreign Secretary: Ken Clarke
4. Chairman: George Osborne
5. Chief Whip: Francis Maude
6. Theresa May's Role: Work and Pensions
7. Iain Duncan Smith: International Development
8. Ken Clarke's role: Foreign Secretary
9. David Davis's role: Deputy Leader
10. Oliver Letwin's role: Environment
11. Deputy Leader: David Davis
12. Head of Policy Development: Michael Gove
13. Biggest promotion awarded to: Caroline Spellman to Education
14. Biggest sacking from Shadow Cabinet: Sir Malcolm Rifkind
15. Most surprising appointment: Liam Fox back to Health


Kate

Shadow Chancellor: Sir Malcolm Rifkind
Shadow Home Secretary: David Davis
Shadow Foreign Secretary: William Hague
Chairman: Caroline Spelman
Chief Whip: Patrick McLouglin
Theresa May's role: Health
Iain Duncan Smith's role: None
Ken Clarke's role: None
David Davis' role: Home Secretary
Oliver Letwin's role: Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
Deputy Leader: Liam Fox (alongside another portfolio)
Head of Policy Development: Michael Gove
Biggest promotion awarded to (state who and to where): Julie Kirkbride to DCMS
Biggest sacking from shadow cabinet: John Redwood
Most surprising appointment (state who and to where): Caroline Spelman to Party Chairman

TC

Shadow Chancellor: William Hague
Shadow Home Secretary: Ken Clarke
Shadow Foreign Secretary: Michael Howard
Chairman: Theresa May
Chief Whip: David Davis
Theresa May's role: Chairman
Iain Duncan Smith's role: Spokesman for quiet people
Ken Clarke's role: Shadow Home Secretary
David Davis' role: Chief Whip
Oliver Letwin's role: Environment
Deputy Leader: Ancram
Head of Policy Development: Boris Johnson
Biggest promotion awarded to (state who and to where): Ken Clarke
Biggest sacking from shadow cabinet: Redwood
Most surprising appointment (state who and to where): Michael Howard staying on the shadow cabinet, as shadow Foreign Secretary

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