After more than four years on the House of Commons Treasury Committee, I am absolutely delighted to be joining Keir Starmer’s frontbench in the shadow treasury team as Shadow Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury.
My portfolio includes UK growth and productivity, the economic aspects of climate change, regional devolution, energy, transport, skills, digital and small business policy. I am very excited to get my teeth stuck in to these exciting areas and help lead the Labour party into the future.
I’m delighted to have been asked to take on this role by Keir Starmer and excited by the opportunity that his new leadership offers the Labour Party and our country.
Clearly our immediate focus is on efforts to save lives and livelihoods during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Beyond the current crisis, my new role will give me the opportunity to work with our brilliant new shadow chancellor Anneliese Dodds to champion economic policy issues that really matter to people in Redbridge and across the country. I am looking forward to working with Anneliese, Bridget Phillipson, Dan Carden and Pat McFadden to do all we can to support people and businesses at this difficult time.
I hope that under Keir’s leadership we’ll be able to earn the trust and support we need to win power and change people’s lives for the better.