Tuesday 21 September 2021 / 4:58 PM Anneliese Dodds / Women and Equalities

Labour leader appoints new Shadow Equalities team

Labour leader, Keir Starmer has today appointed Anneliese Dodds MP, Chair of the Labour Party, as his new Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities.


Taiwo Owatemi, Labour Member of Parliament for Coventry North West, has been appointed Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities.


Keir Starmer MP, Leader of the Labour Party, said:


“I’m really pleased to be able to appoint Anneliese Dodds as Shadow Women and Equalities Secretary at what is a vital time in our ongoing campaign for equality.


“I would also like to welcome Taiwo Owatemi to her new role and I know she’ll be a great addition to the team.”


Anneliese Dodds MP, Labour’s new Shadow Women and Equalities Secretary, said:


“I’m delighted to accept the position of Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities and look forward to maintaining Labour’s proud record of promoting equality.


“I want to pay tribute to Marsha de Cordova and Charlotte Nichols for the fantastic work they did for those facing discrimination and prejudice, and to hold Liz Truss and the Conservative Government to account for their appalling failures.


“Labour is the party of equality – and only Labour in government can deliver a fairer, more equal future for the British people.”


Taiwo Owatemi, Labour’s new Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities, said:


“I am excited to be taking on this new role as Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities alongside my role as whip. 


“Championing equality and celebrating who you are goes to the heart of why I first stood to be a Member of Parliament.


“I am looking forward to working alongside the brilliant Anneliese Dodds as we hold this government and its woeful track record to account and continue to develop Labour’s Race Equality Act.


“My constituents and the British public deserve a government that puts equality at the heart of everything it does. I will fight for this every day.”