Labour shadow voluntary sector minister appointed

The gap in the Labour Party’s shadow cabinet covering the civil society brief has new been filled, by Steve Reed, Labour and Co-operative MP for Croydon North.

Civil Society News on the announcement, or see their interview titled ‘The government has attempted to undermine the sector’. A sample extract:

“You can’t have it both ways, you can’t have the state withdrawing and expecting the voluntary sector to step in when you are slashing your resources at the same time.”

His first task is to speak to the sector and hear what the challenges are, and he will be setting up meetings with umbrella bodies.

VoluntaryNews’ Politicians Profile links have been updated with his Twitter feed and website.