A new Conservative leader means a new shadow cabinet.

Alberta (Foothills) MP John Barlow, who backed Peter MacKay in the leadership race, doesn't expect to remain the agriculture critic.

"Honestly I don't expect to hang on to that position, usually the new leader is going to bring in their own team and you kind of understand that, that's how this thing works," he says.

He feels confident with what his team's done.

"Our team has shown ourselves to be very strong advocates and I'd like to think we've done a very good job and certainly the feedback we've had from stakeholders and people we've worked with, we've been a very strong voice for agriculture."

Barlow says he remains the Member of Parliament for the Foothills riding and that will remain his number one priority.