Today Louise was appointed to the Shadow Front Bench as Shadow Digital Minister, working out of the Cabinet Office under Deputy Leader, Tom Watson. She has released the following statement:
Today I was delighted to accept an invitation from the new Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, to join the Shadow Ministerial team.
I said before my election that I wanted to be part of a new style of politics; open, inclusive and one which everyone can engage and get involved in.
That’s why I wanted my constituents to be among the first to know about the appointment.
I will be joining the Shadow Cabinet Office team as the Shadow Minister for civil service and digital reform with responsibility for the Government's digital strategy, the Freedom of Information Act, data security and privacy. These issues will be of increasing importance in this parliament as we work to ensure that the digital revolution works for the interests of all in society and we navigate the line between privacy and security
But rest assured, my constituents and the issues important to us here in Sheffield Heeley will remain my first and abiding priority: I will continue to hold ministers to account on a fair and sustainable economy, on education, on cuts to public services, on a welfare system which allows people to live with dignity, on the stalled green energy revolution, on fracking, immigration detention and other important constituency issues.
Louise Haigh MP