Former Lambeth leader takes on shadow communities role

By Michael Burton | 06 April 2020

Former Lambeth LBC leader Steve Reed has become the new shadow communities and local government secretary replacing Andrew Gwynne.

Mr Reed, who became a Croydon MP in 2012 was previously Lambeth leader from 2006-12 where he pioneered the ‘cooperative council’ concept.

He later became shadow local government minister but resigned in 2016. A separate shadow cabinet post covering housing is filled by Bristol MP and former classical musician Thangam Debonnaire.

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