Louise Haigh was today appointed to a new ministerial role shadowing the digital economy brief by the Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn.
The move comes at an important time, with the Digital Economy Bill currently progressing through Parliament and Louise's first task will be to scrutinise the legislation in Parliament this Tuesday.
Louise was previously the Shadow Minister for the Civil Service and Digital Reform where she joined with a broad coalition to stop the Government watering down the FOI Act, took the civil service to task for their under-promotion of women, stood up for civil servants whose terms and conditions were being consistently undermined and questioned how the civil service could manage Brexit with ever-diminishing resources.
Louise previously worked for a digital start-up before entering Parliament and have vowed to use that experience in her new role.
Commenting, Louise Haigh MP said:
"I am delighted to have been appointed by Jeremy Corbyn today to shadow the digital economy brief at this crucial time with important legislation passing through Parliament."
"As someone who worked for a digital start-up before entering Parliament, I know how vitally important this growing area of our economy is and I am looking forward to laying out a Labour message in an area which will define our future economy in the decades to come."
"Chi Onwurah has held the government's feet to the fire magnificently in this role and I look forward to continuing her work and wish her all the best in her new role."
"I will work flat out to make sure Labour is opposing the Tories in Parliament in this important area and that work starts with a bang on Tuesday."