Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer’s shadow cabinet re-shuffle has seen Manchester MP Lucy Powell replace Thangam Debbonaire as Shadow Housing Secretary.
Debonnaire has been promoted to shadow Leader of the House Commons. Commenting on social media she wrote;
“I’m really honoured to be trusted with the role of Shadow Leader of the House I thank my predecessor Val Vaz for her immediate support and for her hard work and commitment to making the House a better place for all.”
Lucy Powell takes on the role following the poor showing at the local elections. In a nod to the pressing issues awaiting Ms Powell she last night tweeted;
“Really pleased to become the Shadow Housing Secretary – some really big issues to tackle from cladding, housing crisis, private rented sector, homelessness and providing decent housing for all, to name a few.”