Salford’s rising political star Rebecca Long Bailey has been promoted to the Shadow Cabinet.

The MP, only elected to the Commons in 2015, is the new shadow business secretary, taking the post vacated by the resignation of Clive Lewis when he voted against the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill in breach of Mr Corbyn’s three-line whip on Wednesday.

Previously shadow chief secretary to the Treasury, the thirty seven year old MP for Salford and Eccles has emerged in recent weeks as Team Corbyn’s favourite MP.

The former solicitor and graduate of MMU, was one of 36 Labour MPs to nominate Corbyn as a candidate in the 2015 Labour leadership election.



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