Here is a list of the new appointments:
Shadow Minister for Labour – Laura Pidcock MP
Shadow Minister for Social Care and Mental Health – Paula Sherriff MP
Shadow Minister for International Trade – Judith Cummins MP
Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office – Chris Matheson MP
Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office – Laura Smith MP
Shadow Minister for Pensions – Jack Dromey MP
Shadow Minister for the Treasury – Clive Lewis MP
Shadow Minister for the Treasury – Lyn Brown MP
Shadow Minister for International Development – Dan Carden MP
Shadow Minister for International Development – Preet Gill MP
Shadow Planning Minister – Roberta Blackman-Woods MP
Shadow Minister for Buses – Matt Rodda MP
Shadow Minister for Fire – Karen Lee MP
Laura Pidcock has been a vocal critic of the government’s welfare reform policies, including universal credit, is the new shadow minister for Labour. She is theMP for North West Durham, who is regarded by some as a potential leader.
Clive Lewis, the Norwich South MP who resigned over Labour’s Brexit stance and was recently cleared of a claim of sexual harassment, and will be a junior shadow Treasury minister.
Paula Sherriff becomes shadow social care and mental health minister, exchanging jobs with Jack Dromey, who also takes over as shadow minister for pensions. Dromey, the MP for Birmingham Erdington, has been an advocate of the Waspi campaign to compensate women hit by changes to the state pension age.
Jeremy Corbyn said: “I am pleased to make these appointments to strengthen Labour’s frontbench team, which is now a government in waiting.
“I look forward to working with them in their new roles holding the government to account, developing policy to transform our country and, with their shadow secretary of states, preparing to form a government that will deliver for the many not the few.”
Congratulations to all.
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