Labour appoints new shadow work and pensions secretary
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Liz Kendall has become the shadow secretary for work and pensions, succeeding Jonathan Ashworth.
The Labour party has rejigged its shadow cabinet, making the Labour MP for Leicester West shadow work and pensions secretary. Kendall, who was first elected in 2010, previously served as shadow minister for social care.
The former adviser to Harriet Harman and Patricia Hope Hewitt while Labour was in power started out working for thinktank the Institute for Public Policy Research, and later, among others, led the Ambulance Service Network.
In November 2022, Kendall voted in favour of maintaining the triple lock on the state pension for 2023-24 in a motion tabled by Labour, while the government abstained.
Kendall replaces Ashworth, who has been made shadow paymaster general. The MP for Leicester South since 2011 has had a number of shadow cabinet posts, including under former Labour leaders Jeremy Corbyn and Ed Miliband.
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