Preet Kaur Gill, Britain's first woman Sikh MP, has been elevated to the Shadow Cabinet by the Opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn. The Shadow Cabinet is the team of senior parliamentarians chosen by the Leader of the Opposition to mirror the Cabinet in Government. Gill, 44, won her Birmingham Edgbaston seat for the Labour party in the June 8 snap polls last year. She was promoted to the post of shadow minister for international development in Corbyn's New Year reshuffle of what he brands as a "government-in-waiting". Others who moved up to the frontbenches of the Opposition include Jack Dromey as the shadow minister for pensions and Karen Lee as shadow minister for fire.
Source: dna January 13, 2018 13:05 UTC