Bridget Phillipson appointed shadow education secretary

In the Labour Party's reshuffle, Bridget Phillipson has been appointed shadow education secretary, taking over from Kate Green.

Phillipson tweeted" "Delighted to accept the role of Shadow Education Secretary under Keir Starmer.

"I had a wonderful education at my local state schools — and every child deserves that.

"The last Labour Government transformed the lives of a generation. I’ll work every day to see that change again."

Education secretary Nadhim Zahawi tweeted: “Thank you to Kate Green for working across the political divide, especially this weekend, when you made time to discuss the new measures to tackle Omicron with me.

“Congratulations to Bridget Phillipson. I look forward to working with you.”