This week, Keir Starmer carried out a reshuffle of the Shadow Cabinet and so I have moved from the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport role to become Shadow Secretary of State for Wales.
It’s been a privilege to closely work with hugely talented people in the DCMS sector, the fastest growing before the pandemic and one of the hardest hit. The sector remains a priority for me, particularly as so many businesses and jobs in Cardiff Central are involved in it.
I take on the Shadow Secretary of State for Wales role at a crucial time for Wales as Labour leader Keir Starmer builds our UK Labour government in waiting ahead of the next general election, which can’t come soon enough.
My job is to build on the great work done by my predecessor Nia Griffith MP representing Wales in the Shadow Cabinet, and to provide a seamless transition in the exceptional teamwork that has seen our Welsh Labour MPs, Government and backbench Senedd Members all work so effectively for the all of the people of Wales during the unprecedented circumstances we have faced since March 2020.