I am very proud that Keir Starmer has appointed me to the Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Minister for Northern Ireland.
My predecessor, Tony Lloyd, has been a firm friend of Northern Ireland and he will be missed.
Labour have a proud record in Northern Ireland and, alongside Keir Starmer, we renew our historic commitment to work as honest brokers and trusted partners with political leaders, businesses and communities across Northern Ireland to meet the challenges ahead.
Out of the Covid-19 crisis, we will play our part in demanding the much-needed support from Westminster to build a fairer economy, robust public services and a shared future in NI.
I will, of course, continue to use all the powers at my disposal to represent the people of Sheffield Heeley and speak up for you in Parliament. So please do continue to contact me if I can offer any support.