Jonathan Reynolds MP

Representing the communities of Stalybridge, Hyde, Mossley, Longdendale, and Dukinfield
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MP Reynolds Becomes PPS to Labour Leader

MP Jonathan Reynolds is one of the 2010 intake of MPs to have been promoted, following a reshuffle of the Shadow Cabinet.

Jonathan, who represents the Stalybridge and Hyde constituency, has been made Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Labour Party leader Ed Miliband.

The appointment is part of a wider reshuffle that has followed changes to the Shadow Cabinet announced earlier today (Friday).

The Leader of the Opposition always has two PPSs. The role is wide-ranging and is designed to support the Leader of the Opposition with his duties in Parliament.

Jonathan says that when he was asked to accept the position he was "absolutely delighted".

Jonathan said: "I was absolutely delighted to be called by Ed Miliband.

"Being Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition will be a great challenge and I am honoured to have been asked to take it on.

"At this time - when our communities are facing huge challenges as a result of Coalition policies - a strong Opposition is more important than ever.

"I am proud to have been asked to take on this role and I am looking forward to the challenges ahead."

The reshuffle comes almost 12 months after Jonathan was appointed as assistant shadow whip, a role which he will leave to become PPS to Mr Miliband.

It follows a change in Labour Party rules at annual conference, last month, which means the shadow cabinet can be appointed by the Party leader rather than elected.

Following the announcement of the new Shadow Cabinet, Labour Party leader Ed Miliband said:  "I am determined that my Shadow Cabinet not only holds this Government to account but speaks to the public and the country.
"Families across Britain are worried about how they will make ends meet, anxious about what the future holds for their children and tired of the way irresponsibility is tolerated across our society.
"My decision to appoint half-a-dozen members of the 2010 intake shows the talent that Labour has and the way in which this new generation can join us in taking Labour's agenda forward.
"Together we will show how the Government are failing to help families who face a cost of living crisis, how they are failing to take action on energy bills and rail fares and failing to get the economy moving again.
"They will show how we aspire to be a government not for more of the same but to deliver a new bargain for the British people."
Published October 7, 2011


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