Angela Rayner

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Born28 March 1980

Employment.png Shadow Education Secretary

In office
1 July 2016 - Present

Angela Rayner is a British Labour Party politician and a former trade union official[1] who was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Ashton-under-Lyne at the 2015 General Election, increasing Labour's majority and share of the vote in the constituency.[2] She delivered her maiden speech in the House of Commons on 3 June 2015.[3]

Having previously served as Opposition Whip and Shadow Pensions Minister, Angela Rayner was promoted to Shadow Women and Equalities Minister on 27 June 2016. Then, when Jeremy Corbyn reshuffled his shadow cabinet following a string of resignations, she was appointed Shadow Education Secretary on 1 July 2016.[4]

On 17 July 2016, interviewed by Andrew Neil on BBC Sunday Politics, Angela Rayner was repeatedly asked whether she would vote for Jeremy Corbyn in the forthcoming Labour leadership contest. Rayner said she was against holding the contest but will listen to the membership and the democratic process and will continue to support Corbyn as the elected Leader of the Labour Party.[5]


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  4. "Angela Rayner becomes third shadow education secretary in a week"
  5. "Angela Rayner will 'listen' to membership on leadership contest"

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