With Keir Starmer’s election as Labour Party Leader, there has been a reshuffle of the Shadow Cabinet. Jo Stevens has been appointed Shadow Culture Secretary, replacing Tracy Brabin. Jo Stevens was elected as MP for Cardiff Central in 2015, but in the short time has since held a number of senior roles including Shadow Solicitor General and Shadow Justice Minister.
In 2016 she was appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Wales until resigning rather than voting in favour of triggering Atricle 50. She has been a member of the Labour Party and an activist for the last 30 years and is also a member of the GMB and Unison unions and chairs the GMB Parliamentary Group. A lawyer by profession, she worked on labour rights and human rights issues and is highly regarded within the Party.