Lord Storey, 68, is Lib Dem young people's spokesman

From BBC - October 12, 2017

The new young people's spokesman for the Lib Dems has been unveiled as 68-year-old Lord Storey.

The peer, a former head teacher and former Liverpool City Council leader, is among those being moved in new leader Vince Cable's shake-up.

A spokesman said Lord Storey could "speak with authority and empathy" on issues affecting young people thanks to his career in education.

Sir Menzies, now Lord, Campbell has returned to the party's front bench.

The former party leader, who has been on the backbenches since quitting as leader 10 years ago, is among several peers in the new Lib Dem frontbench line-up. The party, once the third biggest in British politics - has only 12 MPs in the Commons.

'Gender balanced'

Asked about Lord Storey's appointment, a party spokesman said: "His career has been about education and opportunities for young people. He has been a head teacher in an inner city school."

Sir Vince said having former council leaders Lord Storey and Lord Shipley - the latter a former leader of Newcastle City Council - on board was a demonstration of his "intention to restore and build on our local government base".


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