Walton MP Dan Carden has been given a role in Jeremy Corbyn’s frontbench team.

The 31-year-old Labour politician was named this evening as the new Shadow Minister for International Development.

Dan, who describes himself as a “proud Scouser” will be working alongside MP Preet Gill, from Birmingham, in their new roles.

On making the appointments, Labour Party leader Mr Corbyn said: “I am pleased to make these appointments to strengthen Labour’s frontbench team, which is now a Government in waiting.

Dan Carden became Walton MP in the 2017 General Election

“I look forward to working with them in their new roles holding the Government to account, developing policy to transform our country and, with their Shadow Secretary of States, preparing to form a Government that will deliver for the many not the few.”

Dan tweeted after the announcement of his appointment to say he was “honoured” to join the front bench team.

He said: “Honoured to join @UKLabour’s front bench team. As well as my work fighting for communities in Liverpool Walton as an MP.

“I look forward to working with @LabourDfID colleagues on international development to challenge global poverty and injustice.”

Throughout his short career in politics, taking on the role of Walton MP in 2017, Dan has made numerous passionate speeches in Parliament over his dedication to Liverpool.

The former union official burst onto the scene in the most controversial of fashions…

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