David Evans has been confirmed by the Labour party as their new General Secretary, replacing Jennie Formby who had held the role since 2018. Evans, who was seen as the preferred choice of the party’s new leadership, had previously held the position of assistant general secretary of the Labour Party from 1999 to 2001.
Evans said in a statement:
“It is an honour and a privilege to be appointed General Secretary of the Labour Party. We face a defining period in the history of our great party, with a global pandemic, an imminent recession and a mountain to climb to win the next election. Through the strength of our movement, I know we can rise to this challenge. I look forward to working with our party, trade unions and members to build a team that can win us the next general election and give us the opportunity to once again serve the British people in government.”
Keir Starmer, the Leader of the Labour Party, said:
“I want to congratulate David on his appointment as General Secretary. He brings a wealth of experience to this crucial role and a clear understanding of the scale of the task ahead of us. I look forward to working with David to build a team that can help us restore trust with the British people and build a team that can win the next election.”