Caerphilly MP Wayne David named as new Shadow Justice Minister
Caerphilly’s Labour MP Wayne David has been promoted by party leader Ed Miliband to Shadow Justice Minister, responsible for Constitutional and Political Affairs.
Mr David, who was previously Shadow Europe Minister, is now second to Sadiq Khan MP, the Shadow Justice Secretary.
The Caerphilly MP revealed the new job in his regular blog for Caerphilly Observer.
Writing in his fortnightly comment piece, Mr David said: “For the past year, I have been Shadow Europe Minister. This was an important job I found interesting and given the importance of European issues, it was extremely relevant. However on Friday I received a call from Ed Miliband asking me if I would take on a fresh challenge. He wanted me to be the new Shadow Justice Minister, responsible for Constitutional and Political Affairs.
“This is a ‘promotion’ as I will be second to Sadiq Khan MP, the Shadow Lord Chancellor. It is also an extremely important brief because I will have to deal with a number of important issues which are on the Government’s agenda. In the long-term there is the Reform of the House of Lords and, more immediately, there are the Parliamentary boundary changes which are extremely controversial and the Government’s plans to change the way in which the Electoral Register is compiled. “