Bridget Phillipson has been named the new shadow education secretary.
Phillipson is the MP for Houghton and Sunderland South, a seat she has held since 2010. She served as shadow chief secretary to the Treasury from 2020 to 2021.
In a tweet accepting her new role as part of Labour leader Keir Starmer’s shadow cabinet reshuffle, she paid tribute to the state sector that provided her own education.
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.
— Bridget Phillipson (@bphillipsonMP) November 29, 2021
It’s been an honour to serve as Shadow Education Secretary and to learn so much from education professionals, students, parents and children.
I’m thrilled to congratulate my great friend @bphillipsonMP who will be a great champion for children and young people.
— Kate Green 💙 (@KateGreenSU) November 29, 2021
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