Blackman-Woods returns as shadow planning minister

Roberta Blackman-Woods has returned to the shadow housing and planning brief as part of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's latest front-bench team.

Roberta Blackman-Woods: return to planning brief
Roberta Blackman-Woods: return to planning brief

Blackman-Woods and former front-bench colleague John Healey were both among the wave of resignations from their party's top team earlier this year. 

According to the Labour Party, Blackman-Woods new role is "shadow minister for local government and housing", but the party confirmed the remit also includes planning.

Healey also returns to the frontbench as shadow secretary of state for housing.

The Labour Party said shadow housing minister Teresa Pearce would stand in as shadow communities secretary for Grahame Morris, who is on leave.

Additional front-bench appointments see Kate Hollern and Gareth Thomas shadowing other Department for Communities and Local Government briefs. Ruth Cadbury has also been appointed as a shadow minister for housing.

Jim McMahon has been appointed shadow minister for local government and devolution, while Pat Glass becomes shadow minister for transport.


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