Clive lewis shadow minister | Politics

PUBLISHED: 20:44 12 January 2018 | UPDATED: 21:23 12 January 2018

Norwich South MP Clive Lewis has been appointed the Labour Partys Shadow Minister for Treasury. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich South MP Clive Lewis has been appointed the Labour Partys Shadow Minister for Treasury. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY


Norwich South MP Clive Lewis has returned to the Labour Party’s shadow ministerial crew.

Party chief Jeremy Corbyn made 13 new appointments to his celebration’s junior ranks in a reshuffle that included appointing Mr Lewis because the celebration’s shadow minister for Treasury.

The Labour MP resigned as shadow enterprise secretary final 12 months over his celebration’s stance in the direction of the Brexit vote.

At the time Mr Lewis mentioned he couldn’t “in all conscience” help triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.

Following his resignation he mentioned he was planning to get again right into a backbench routine and work laborious for his constituents.

Mr Lewis mentioned he had thought “long and hard” earlier than accepting the brand new position as shadow minister for Treasury.

“Being on the backbenches has allowed me to spend ever more time speaking up for Norwich at what is currently a very difficult time with manufacturing and police job losses,” he mentioned.

“Being on the frontbench won’t ever cease me talking up for town however it would imply I’ve to commit a bit extra time to nationwide treasury points.

“But ultimately I understand so many of the problems facing our city will only be resolved with the election of a Labour government.”

“If by enjoying my half in convincing the citizens future Labour authorities will guarantee we’ve got an economic system that works for the numerous and never simply the few, then I do know Norwich will profit.

“To that end it’s a great privilege to serve again on the front-bench.”

Speaking concerning the current modifications, Mr Corbyn mentioned: “I’m happy to make these appointments to strengthen Labour’s frontbench crew, which is now a authorities in ready.

“I look forward to working with them in their new roles holding the government to account, developing policy to transform our country and, with their Shadow Secretary of States, preparing to form a government that will deliver for the many not the few.”

Mr Lewis was final month cleared of groping a lady after the celebration’s sexual harassment panel discovered inadequate proof to proceed with a case in opposition to him.

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