ST HELENS North MP Conor McGinn has been invited to join the Shadow Cabinet after a major shake up to Keir Starmer's front bench.

The MP, who has represented the St Helens seat since 2015, has retained his role as Deputy National Campaign Coordinator role for the Labour Party, which he has held since June 2021.

He will continue to serve under Labour's National Campaign Coordinator, Shabana Mahmood - the MP for Birmingham Ladywood.

On promotion to the Shadow Cabinet, Mr McGinn will leave the role of Shadow Security Minister which he has held since April 2020 and which will be filled by Halifax MP, Holly Lynch.

With a major shake up of key positions in the Shadow Cabinet, the moves are thought to be Labour laying the political groundwork for the next general election.

Retaining the Deputy National Campaign Coordinator role, this will see the St Helens North MP working with Shabana Mahmood to ensure the party are ready to campaign for the next election.

Commenting, on his appointment, Conor McGinn MP said:

“I am delighted to have been re-appointed as Labour’s Deputy National Campaign Coordinator and asked by our leader Keir Starmer to attend Shadow Cabinet.

"Alongside my first and most important role as a hardworking local constituency MP, I'm putting my shoulder to the wheel to help Labour win again across Britain.

“Only in power can Labour transform people’s lives and deliver a stronger, fairer and more prosperous future for our St Helens North community and the whole country.”