Civil society shadow minister – not as first advised

The Labour Party shadow cabinet appointed by new leader Jeremy Corbyn can be found on the party website, see news release or The Guardian’s coverage. There has of course been plenty of other news coverage, with more on some appointments.

Anna Turley, MP for Redcar, gets the shadow Civil Society brief, within the Cabinet Office remit, covering the voluntary and community sector. Her Twitter feed and website. Civil Society News gives some background on Anna and the appointment (there was some confusion, see below).

Children and Young People Now has a news item on relevant shadow ministers: Sharon Hodgson, MP for Washington and Sunderland West, is shadow children’s minister, Pat Glass, MP for Durham North West, is shadow childcare minister.

Reminder: the government minister in the Cabinet Office covering civil society (including charities) is Rob Wilson. Also see our Politician Profiles page.


We previously wrongly reported:

A new position has been created of shadow minister, within the Cabinet Office remit, combining Trade Unions and Civil Society. This is filled by Ian Lavery, MP for Wansbeck (Northumberland). See Civil Society News for a little background and sector reaction.

However, we did spot that Anna was covering charities a couple of days before Civil Society News did, apparently!