Pat Glass has been appointed as shadow education secretary following Lucy Powell’s resignation yesterday.
Ms Glass, MP for North West Durham, spent her working life in education before being elected to parliament in 2010.
She had worked in senior positions in local education authorities and worked as an adviser to government on education.
She has been moved across from shadow Europe minister, a role she has held since January 2016. Previously she had been shadow childcare and early years minister.
Lucy Powell was one of 12 shadow cabinet members to resign yesterday. Four shadow ministers have resigned today. The resignations come as a protest at his leadership in the wake of the referendum vote to leave the European Union.