Bridget Phillipson has been appointed Shadow Education Secretary, replacing Kate Green, in Labour’s Shadow Cabinet Reshuffle.
Bridget is the Labour MP for Houghton and Sunderland South. She was first elected to the seat on 6th May 2010, and was re-elected at the 2015, 2017 and 2019 General Elections.
Keir Starmer, Leader of the Labour Party, welcomes the new Shadow Cabinet team:
“A warm welcome to the new Shadow Cabinet team and a heartfelt thank you to those who have left. The Labour Party I lead is focused on the priorities of our country and holding the Conservative Government to account.”
Nadhim Zahawi, Secretary of State for Education, thanks Kate Green for her work and welcomes Bridget Phillipson into her new role:
“Thank you to @KateGreenSU for working across the political divide, especially this weekend, when you made time to discuss the new measures to tackle Omicron with me. Congratulations to @bphillipsonMP. I look forward to working with you.”
Bridget Phillipson accepts her new role of Shadow Education Secretary saying:
“Delighted to accept the role of Shadow Education Secretary under @Keir_Starmer I had a wonderful education at my local state schools — and every child deserves that. The last Labour Government transformed the lives of a generation. I’ll work every day to see that change again.”