Andrew Gwynne has been appointed as Shadow Minister without Portfolio in the first reshuffle following Jeremy Corbyn’s re-election as leader of the Labour Party.
The change marks an opportunity for Gwynne to hold the Conservative Government to account in the House of Commons and to ensure the Labour Party in Parliament is properly challenging and holding to account Theresa May’s Tory Government.
He replaces Leicester South MP Jon Ashworth who has been made Shadow Minister for Health. Mr Gwynne will be working with West Yorkshire MP, Jon Trickett in his role as Shadow Lord President of the Council.
Gwynne joins two other newly promoted Members of Parliament from Greater Manchester in being on the Labour frontbench – Worsley and Eccles South MP Barbara Keeley returns in a new role as Shadow Minister for Mental Health and Social Care, and Jonathan Reynolds, MP for Staybridge and Hyde, has been made Shadow Economic Secretary to the Treasury, joining John McDonald’s Team.
Andrew Gwynne said:
“I’m looking forward to the new challenge. I hope that, despite the difficulties the party has endured in recent months, we can start to build ourselves as a constructive opposition to the government – something democracy needs, and the people I represent in Denton and Reddish are wanting.
“I will continue to do my very best to ensure my constituents are represented at the highest levels.”