Frankly i don't see how the Liberal Democrats, had much choice in appointing a Scottish MP as Wales spokesperson in t this weeks reshuffle.
With no Welsh MPs and only eleven in the house of Commons four of which represent Scottish constituencies it was either a Lib Dem MP with no welsh connection , or turn to the house of Lords again
The main problem with Md Chamberlain is that her visits if any , are likely to be infrequent, given the distance from her constituency and the fact her seat is marginal
ions in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrats||Wendy Chamberlain||19,763||43.1||+10.2|
|Liberal Democrats gain from SNP||Swing||+1.5|
The seat was notable in several respects in the 2019 general election: it was the SNP's only loss of the election and was the seat with the largest decrease in vote share for the Conservative Party (after the special case of Chorley, where the party did not stand). The seat had the smallest Labour share of the vote in the United Kingdom at 3.7%, The seat went from the most marginal seat in Britain at the 2017 general election to the fortieth most marginal in 2019 (measured by percentage majority) The seat was the second most marginal Liberal Democrat-held seat at the election (after Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross), when measured by absolute majority.
So Ms Chamberlin with the Liberal Democrat contingent in the UK Parliament reduced following the general election, Chamberlain was appointed t party spokesperson in three areas: Political and Constitutional Reform; Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland; and International Development. a large remit for someone whose going to have to spend a great deal of her time in her constituency in order to defend it.
There is of course an argument that the position Secretary of State in the devolved areas should be abolished and replaced by a minister for the devolved legislatures.
It would help to answer the problem of when there is no MP in the goverment in Wales or Scotland , but that is of course what happens all the time.
Indeed the biggest question is who is the leader of the Unionist Parties in Wales and Scotland , should it be the Minister or his or her's shadow.
I don't think Mr Black should be embarrassed over Md Chamberlain appointment, rather he should consider whether his party is even relevant in Wales , With no MPs , one AM absorbed into mthe Labour government with no sign of a recovery