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a member of the House of Commons who is a minister in the government or who holds an official position in an opposition party

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There are also issues to look into like rural communities, education including youngsters from poorer communities not accessing university, and recent figures showing four out of 10 Lanarkshire children are living in poverty, which is a sad indictment of 21st-century Privileged Ms Smith has a new frontbench position Scotland.
He was moved out of the shadow cabinet when it was reduced in size as Michael Howard took the Tory helm, but served as shadow transport secretary until 2004 when he stepped down from the frontbench, saying he wanted to argue the case for "compassionate Conservatism".
Ashfield MP Gloria De Piero, Makerfield MP Yvonne Fovargue and Great Grimsby's Melanie Onn return to the frontbench a year after joining the mass resignation of shadow ministers in the wake of the EU referendum in June 2016.
Others have complained that Mr Corbyn's new frontbench - which includes Diane Abbott as Shadow Home Secretary - is too Londoncentric and lacking diversity.
Mr Corbyn's new frontbench team began to take shape last night with Shami Chakrabarti, the former Liberty director, being made the new shadow attorney general.
Mr Reed said: "I urge all colleagues on the Labour frontbench tonight to respect the democratic processes of the Labour Party, to respect the conference decision of the Labour Party, to vote with the established policy of the Labour Party.
As hundreds of Labour councillors added their names to the MPs, peers and MEPs who have called on him to quit, his dwindling frontbench team took a further hit.
Ms McKinnell's resignation is the fourth from the Opposition leader's frontbench team in the wake of a contentious reshuffle.
His spokesman said: "Labour's frontbench is inclusive across the party.
Young, full name Sir George Samuel Knatchbull Young, 6th Baronet, is an old Etonian (get away) and you don't get many of them on the Tory frontbench.
Pyne said the coalition by contrast has a stable frontbench.
The episode led Mr Johnson to quit Labour's frontbench, forcing leader Ed Miliband to reshuffle his top team.
I have found it difficult to cope with these personal issues in my private life whilst carrying out an important frontbench role.
Cardiff North AM Mr Morgan has been without a portfolio since he lost his frontbench spot as health spokesman in February last year.
Friends say the frontbench MP - who caused a storm last year when he dumped journalist Amanda Evans shortly after their baby was born - is smitten with Kathryn.