Alan Duncan and Andrew Neil
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Tips for new shadow ministers by Alan Duncan MP

3 November 2010 Last updated at 13:00 GMT

When Ed Miliband became Labour leader, he appointed 22 of the 66 new Labour MPs to his team in an attempt to re-energise the party.

Conservative MP Alan Duncan - a shadow minister who made the jump to fully fledged minister - gives his five top tips to the new faces on the Opposition front bench.

These include running a diary, media appearance advise and not being a "nit-picking twit".

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