Sir Keir Starmer gives government jobs to brand new MPs

Sir Keir Starmer has given junior ministerial roles to five MPs who were only elected for the first time last week.
It is highly unusual for MPs with no previous experience in Parliament to immediately be given government jobs.

Georgia Gould, the leader of Sir Keir’s local Camden council and daughter of Blair-era strategist Lord Philip Gould, has been appointed as a parliamentary secretary in the Cabinet Office.

Others from the new intake to get roles include economist Miatta Fahnbulleh, as a junior minister in the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, and former Royal Marine Colonel Alistair Carns as minister for veterans.

Sarah Sackman, a barrister specialising in planning and local government law, has been made solicitor general.
And Kirsty McNeill, a charity executive and former adviser to Gordon Brown when he was PM, becomes a junior minister in the Scotland Office.

Source: BBC

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