• Wednesday, October 05, 2022


Valerie Vaz appointed shadow leader of the House

Valerie Vaz

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has continued his drive for a diverse shadow cabinet by appointing Valerie Vaz as shadow leader of the House. The 61-year-old is the third female member of a black and minority ethnic community (BAME) background to be selected to the Labour cabinet since Corbyn started his reshuffle last week. Former Liberty director Baroness Shami Chakrabarti has been appointed as shadow attorney general and Dawn Butler is shadow diverse communities minister. Vaz, the sister of Britain’s longest-serving British-Asian MP Keith Vaz, has been MP for Walsall South since 2010. She is also vice-chairwoman of the Labour Parliamentary…

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