Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, has been promoted in the Labour reshuffle to Shadow Minister of State for Social Care.
Gwynne, who has served as Labour’s Shadow Public Health Minister since December 2021, has said he is “delighted” to be appointed to the position.
A Minister of State is the most senior rank of Junior Minister, and means that Gwynne will effectively serve as number 2 to the Secretary of State within the Shadow Health and Social Care Team.
Gwynne succeeds Liz Kendall, who has left the Health and Social Care Team after being promoted to Shadow Secretary of State for the Department for Work and Pensions.
Andrew Gwynne said:
“I’m absolutely delighted to have been asked to serve as Shadow Minister of State for Social Care under the Shadow Secretary of State Wes Streeting.
“I’m proud to have held the Government to account on health inequalities, tobacco control, obesity and issues affecting clinically vulnerable and clinically extremely vulnerable patients. I have no doubt that Preet Kaur Gill will do an exceptional job in her new role. I’m very much looking forward to taking on the Social Care brief after Liz Kendall’s excellent work.
Under the Tories, we’ve seen 13 years of broken promises and failure to reform Social Care. The next Labour Government will be mission driven in building a care system fit for the future, one that meets the needs of older and disabled people and their families.”