Wigan MP handed shadow cabinet role

Wigan MP Lisa Nandy
Wigan MP Lisa Nandy

LISA Nandy has been installed as shadow energy secretary in Jeremy Corbyn’s new opposition cabinet.

Ms Nandy is the second borough MP to be handed a role in the new Labour leader’s frontbench, following Andy Burnham landing the shadow home secretary job.

In total, 16 posts in Mr Corbyn’s senior team have gone to women but there is no room for Makerfield MP Yvonne Fovargue.

Mr Corbyn said: “We have delivered a unifying, dynamic, inclusive new shadow cabinet which for the first time ever has a majority of women.

“I am delighted that we have established a shadow cabinet position for mental health (which has been taken by Luciana Berger) which is a matter I have long been interested in.

“Angela Eagle’s appointment as the shadow first secretary of state means she will deputise for me when David Cameron is not available for Prime Minister’s Questions.

“The shadow cabinet is a strong combination of change and continuity that will now come together to hold this Government to account, starting today with this pernicious Trade Union Bill.”