New role for Makerfield MP

Makerfield MP Yvonne Fovargue
Makerfield MP Yvonne Fovargue

YVONNE Fovargue will join her borough colleagues on Labour’s front-bench in the new Jeremy Corbyn led party set-up.

The Makerfield MP has been handed a junior minister role in the Business, Innovation and Skills team working under shadow secretary of state Angela Eagle.

The new position follows on from Wigan’s Lisa Nandy and Leigh’s Andy Burnham being installed in Mr Corbyn’s shadow cabinet as energy and home secretary, respectively.

Ms Fovargue was previously a shadow minister for International Security Strategy.