BOLTON West MP Julie Hilling has been promoted to Opposition Whip in Labour Leader Ed Miliband’s Shadow Cabinet.
Atherton-based Ms Hilling, who has served as Shadow Parliamentary Private Secretary in Yvette Cooper’s Women and Equalities team since October 2010, now joins the Labour front bench as a Whip.
The Bolton West MP now has the job of ensuring unity amongst North West Labour MPs and for votes concerning the Foreign and International Development offices of state.
“This is a very great honour and I am delighted to take up this new position,” Ms Hilling said. “However my first, and most important priority, will always be to continue representing my constituents”.
Labour Leader Ed Miliband said: “I am delighted that Julie has joined the Labour frontbench. She is an extremely hardworking MP and she will be a great asset to the Whips Office”.