Shadow minister role for Wolverhampton MP Marris

MP Rob Marris has accepted a place on new Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's shadow ministerial team.

Rob Marris
Rob Marris

The MP for Wolverhampton South West will be Labour's third highest ranking spokesman on the Treasury.

He will work with leftwing shadow chancellor John McDonnell as shadow financial secretary to the Treasury.

The position is one down from being in Mr Corbyn's shadow cabinet.

Mr Marris's appointment comes after it was revealed last week that Pat McFadden, MP for Wolverhampton South East, would stay on as shadow Europe minister after being given assurances that Mr Corbyn would campaign to stay in the European Union.

Mr Marris, who won his seat back in May five years after losing it to Conservative Paul Uppal, said he had sought assurances over Labour's position on the deficit.

The former solicitor said: "I'm pleased to have been invited to be number three in the shadow Treasury team.

"It will be a tremendous challenge because Labour is still getting to grips with questions over its economic credibility."

Within hours of Mr Corbyn's election as leader on September 12, Wolverhampton North East MP Emma Reynolds had joined a group of shadow cabinet ministers who disagreed with him on various policies.

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