10:49 AM, 10th May 2021, About 3 years ago 3
Following the massive election disappointments in England last week, Sir Keir Starmer’s shadow cabinet reshuffle has included replacing Thangam Debbonaire as Shadow Housing Secretary with Manchester MP Lucy Powell.
Lucy 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’s previous appointment was as the Shadow Minister for Business and Consumers and also served as the Shadow Secretary of State for Education between 2015 and 2016. Lucy, aged 46, was elected as an MP in 2012, having previously worked in campaigning and public relations roles for the Labour Party and pro-EU organisation Britain in Europe.
Sir Keir said: “I look forward to working with our refreshed and renewed team to take on that challenge, deliver that change and build the ambitious programme that will deliver the next Labour government.”