Jeremy Corbyn Promotes Clive Lewis In Frontbench Reshuffle

The Labour Party has chosen late Friday evening to announce news of a shadow cabinet reshuffle which includes a promotion for Clive Lewis, recently cleared of a claim of sexual assault.

The Norwich South MP resigned over the party’s Brexit stance in February of last year but is to be made a shadow Treasury minister.

Lewis came under investigation by the Labour Party in November after an official complaint accused him of groping a woman at the party’s annual conference last month.

The allegation was made by a party member who said she was meeting the front-bencher for the first time when they hugged and gave her “bum a big squeeze”.

The MP told the BBC at the time: “I know how I roll. I don’t squeeze women’s buttocks. They are lying or they are wrong.”

He was later cleared by the party.

Also on the list is Paula Sherriff who was PPS to Jon Trickett until January 2016 when she resigned.

The full list of appointments is:

Shadow Minister for Pensions – Jack Dromey MPShadow Minister for Labour – Laura Pidcock MPShadow Minister for Planning – Roberta Blackman-Woods MPShadow Minister for Social Care and Mental Health – Paula Sherriff MPShadow Minister for Buses – Matt Rodda MPShadow Minister for the Treasury – Clive Lewis MPShadow Minister for the Treasury – Lyn Brown MPShadow Minister for Fire – Karen Lee MPShadow Minister for International Trade – Judith Cummins MPShadow Minister for the Cabinet Office – Chris Matheson MPShadow Minister for the Cabinet Office – Laura Smith MPShadow Minister for International Development – Dan Carden MPShadow Minister for International Development – Preet Gill MP

Speaking of the new appointments, Jeremy Corbyn said: “I am pleased to make these appointments to strengthen Labour’s frontbench team, which is now a Government in waiting.

“I look forward to working with them in their new roles holding the Government to account, developing policy to transform our country and, with their Shadow Secretary of States, preparing to form a Government that will deliver for the many not the few.”

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Source:: The Huffington Post – UK Tec


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