Today’s Huhne news, which Pete blogged earllier, has set off all sorts of reshuffle chatter. At the moment, the expectation is that if a reshuffle was required it would be a limited, Lib Dem only one—their version of the one that followed Liam Fox’s departure. The current favourite to replace Huhne is Ed Davey, Vince Cable’s Lib Dem junior minister in the business department.
In terms of a more general reshuffle, I’m hearing that we might have to wait until after Olympics. There is a growing view among those close to the Prime Minister, I’m told, that it would be better to leave ministers in place until then and then do a wide-ranging reshuffle. The expectation is that there would be major movement in the junior ranks as Cameron brings in a decent number of the 2012 intake.Tags: Cabinet, Chris Huhne, Coalition, Ed Davey, Liam Fox, Reshuffle, UK politics