Jeremy Corbyn appoints new shadow business secretary

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has appointed Rebecca Long-Bailey as shadow secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy.

The MP for Salford and Eccles takes on the role from Clive Lewis, who resigned from the shadow cabinet earlier this week (see below).

Long-Bailey was previously shadow chief secretary to the treasury.

Other new appointments include Sue Hayman as shadow secretary for environment, food and rural affairs; Christina Rees as shadow secretary for Wales; and Peter Dowd as shadow chief secretary to the treasury.

Corbyn said: "I’m pleased to announce appointments to Labour’s shadow cabinet.

"We have a wealth of talent in our party and the strength of our shadow team will develop Labour’s alternative plan to rebuild and transform Britain, so that no one and no community is left behind.”