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Former MP Emma Reynolds lands new job with TheCityUK

By Peter Madeley | Wolverhampton | Politics | Published:

Former Black Country MP Emma Reynolds has landed a new job with powerful financial services lobby group TheCityUK.

Former Wolverhampton North East MP Emma Reynolds

Ms Reynolds, who served as Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East for nine year's before losing her seat in December's general election, has been appointed the group's new managing director of public affairs.

She is due to start on June 15 and will be tasked with helping to navigate the coronavirus pandemic as well as Britain’s departure from the EU.

Black Country-born Ms Reynolds has previously served in shadow ministerial positions for housing and Europe, and was on the House of Commons Brexit Select Committee.

She said the role offered her a new challenge "at a crucial time for the financial and related professional services industry".

"While people and businesses across the UK are working hard to adapt to the unprecedented changes brought about by the global Covid-19 pandemic, we will be looking ahead at the challenge of rebuilding the economy and getting businesses back on their feet," she added.

Miles Celic, chief executive of TheCityUK, said: "We are delighted that Emma will be joining TheCityUK team. At such an extraordinary time in our industry’s history her considerable experience and political expertise will be a huge asset.

"She has great passion and enthusiasm for the role and is absolutely the right person to drive forward our agenda and tackle the long-term competitiveness challenges and opportunities facing the industry."

TheCityUK is currently advising Ministers on how to recapitalise companies struggling amid the coronavirus lockdown.

Peter Madeley

By Peter Madeley
@P_Madeley_Star

Political Editor for the Express & Star. Responsible for local and national political stories, opinion, comment and analysis.

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