New Shadow Housing Minister in Labour Re-Shuffle

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 electionsIn 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.”

Lucy Powell was elected to Parliament in 2012, and has held shadow cabinet roles including shadow Education Secretary, a role from which she resigned in 2016 unhappy with Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, and in 2020 she was appointed shadow Minster for Business and Consumers.

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