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Kate Green appointed Labour’s shadow education secretary


Keir Starmer has defied left-wingers within the Labour Party by appointing the woman who chaired a campaign to oust Jeremy Corbyn as his new shadow education secretary.

Kate Green replaces Rebecca Long-Bailey, once viewed as Corbyn’s anointed successor, who was sacked on Thursday after retweeting an article containing what the Labour leader described as “antisemitic conspiracy theories”.

Ms Green resigned from Mr Corbyn’s shadow cabinet in 2016 in protest at his leadership, and later became chair of Owen Smith’s campaign to challenge him for the party’s top job.

She returned to the front bench on Starmer’s election as Corbyn’s

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Labour appoints Kate Green as new shadow education secretary after sacking of Rebecca-Long Bailey

Kate Green pictured in 2015 addressing the Labour Women's Conference. - Heathcliff O'Malley
Kate Green pictured in 2015 addressing the Labour Women’s Conference. – Heathcliff O’Malley

Kate Green has been appointed the new shadow education secretary by Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer following the sacking of Rebecca Long-Bailey earlier in the week.

Long-Bailey was sacked on Thursday after sharing a link on social media to an interview which was alleged to have contained an antisemitic conspiracy theory.

Ms Green, 60, has been the MP for Stretford and Urmston since 2010, and was previously appointed shadow minister for child poverty strategy in April.

Sir Keir said: “I’m delighted to appoint Kate Green as shadow

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