Jeremy Corbyn, the Leader of the Opposition, has brought twenty Labour MPs onto the party’s front-bench, including some of the 2017 intake. There has yet to be an announcement regarding Angela Eagle, Chuka Umunna and Dan Jarvis, all of whom had expressed a willingness to serve in the Shadow Ministerial team.
Anneliese Dodds and Afzal Khan both join the Labour front bench team despite only having been first elected in June 2017, although both have previously served as MEPs.
Corbyn said in a statement:
“I’m delighted to be filling Labour’s shadow front bench with a wealth of talent. Our new shadow ministers will bolster the excellent work of Labour’s shadow cabinet and departmental teams. These appointments are further evidence that Labour is not just the opposition – we are the government in waiting”.
Although further appointments are still expected, the newly appointed MPs are:
Nick Thomas Symonds
Gloria de Piero
Roberta Blackman Woods
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