A Kirklees MP has been promoted.
Paula Sherriff MP for Dewsbury, Mirfield, Denby Dale and Kirkburton has accepted a new role as part of Labour’s front bench team.
She will become Shadow Social Care and Mental Health Minister.
She said: “Over the past seven years this Government have systematically eroded the benefits and services that people with mental health difficulties rely upon. I will do all I can both in Parliament and in my constituency to fight the cuts that are undermining our mental health services.”
Shadow Health Secretary Jonathan Ashworth MP said: “Paula is a passionate campaigner for real parity of esteem for mental health provision. I know in Paula we have a shadow minister who will be determined and unrelenting in exposing the Tory record on mental health cuts.”