Gwynne promoted to lead Labour’s general election campaign
Monday 13th February 2017 10:10 Denton & Audenshaw News Posted by Adam Higgins

Denton and Reddish MP Andrew Gwynne has been promoted to head up Labour’s general election campaign.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who himself paid a visit to Tameside last week, has asked Gwynne to take the lead in preparing the Labour Party ahead of the next general election – which is due to take place in 2020.

Gwynne will work with Ian Lavery, MP for Wansbeck, both of whom worked together as Shadow Ministers’ for the Cabinet Office, and his new position will focus primarily on Labour’s election strategy and campaigns.

The MP – who serves Audenshaw, Denton, Dukinfield, and Reddish – is currently leading Labour’s by-campaign in the Cumbrian seat of Copeland and often returns to Westminster to update the Shadow Cabinet and colleagues in the Parliamentary Labour Party.

On his new role, Gwynne said: “I’m looking forward to continuing the good work started by Jon Trickett and his team and helping prepare the Labour Party in getting our message to the country.

“Labour wants to see a fairer investment deal for the north, as well achieving the fairest deal possible for workers and business as we leave the EU.

“To help with preparations I’ll be working with my friend Ian Lavery, and together we’ll be co-ordinating the party for national campaigns and elections”.

Gwynne’s promotion means he will no longer be a Shadow Minister Without Portfolio for the Cabinet Office.