There has been much speculation about what would happen to Chris Huhne in the new Shadow Cabinet. I think the Home Affairs brief is an excellent one for him. I look forward to seeing his "sharp elbows" in practise in this key and high-profile area! I think it is right that Vince Cable has been left in the Treasury role, given his recent excellent performances.
I don't think the deputy leader role is within the gift of the leader anyway, as implied by some reports - it is an elected role within the parliamentary party.
I think it is excellent that the new shadow cabinet has been settled very rapidly - well done Nick. Also well done for giving Lynne Featherstone the meaty role of youth and equality.