Peter Kyle is named new shadow schools minister

MP takes up schools role in shadow front bench as Starmer continues Labour reshuffle

Amy Gibbons

Peter Kyle

MP Peter Kyle has been announced as the new shadow schools minister for Labour.

He replaces Wes Streeting who was promoted to the brand new role of shadow secretary of state for child poverty earlier this week.

The move is part of a reshuffle by Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer, following last week's disastrous local election results for the party.

Mr Kyle posted on Twitter tonight to say: "Shadow schools minister’ - those words make me very, very happy and I’m raring to go!"

 

Mr Streeting tweeted that he was looking forward to working with Mr Kyle on his return to his new role.

Mr Streeting announced earlier today that he would be away from his role for a little while to undergo treatment for kidney cancer.

Prior to today's appointment, Mr Kyle was a shadow justice minister having been appointed to that role in April last year.

The MP for Hove and Portslade has also previously served as a member of the business, energy and industrial strategy committee.

Kate Green has remained as shadow education secretary during Labour's reshuffle.

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Amy Gibbons

Amy Gibbons

Amy Gibbons is a reporter at Tes

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