Angela 'honoured' to join Labour's Work and Pensions team

1506597_1074417149254110_7810644870604619332_n.jpgAngela Rayner, Labour MP for Ashton-under-Lyne, has been promoted to the position of Shadow Pensions Minister, as part of Jeremy Corbyn's recent reshuffle. 

Angela will take up her new role in Labour's Work and Pensions team, under Shadow Secretary of State, Owen Smith.

Commenting on her promotion Angela, who was first elected in May, said: "I feel honoured to be entrusted with such an important brief.

"With a growing elderly population, the future for pensioners must be at the top of Labour's agenda in opposition, so that we develop successful, realistic policies for the next General Election. 

I will be working hard to make sure that we can offer our pensioners the dignity and security they deserve in retirement.

"Also, as part of the Shadow DWP team, my job will be to help expose the Government's cuts in Universal Credit, which will hit 12,000 low and middle paid working people in Ashton-under-Lyne by the time of the next General Election.

"People in my constituency and across the country need the ladder of opportunity that decent social security can provide. It offers a hand up for working people, but the Tories are snatching it away."

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