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Judith welcomes her appointment to shadow minister role

Judith welcomes her appointment to shadow minister role

Bradford South MP Judith Cummins has welcomed her appointment as Shadow Minister for International Trade.

Judith will be responsible for scrutinising the work of the Department for International Trade, which was created by Prime Minister Theresa May in 2016 following the UK’s decision to vote to leave the European Union.

Judith said: “I’m honoured to be appointed to the role of Shadow Minister for International Trade.

 “Promoting British business across the world has never been more important.

“Labour want to see a trade and investment policy that supports a high-productivity, high-wage and high-skills economy.

“Bradford South is full of fantastic businesses and they will be at the forefront of my mind as Labour fights for the best deal for them and the whole of the UK business community.

“I look forward to holding the Tory government to account at this crucial time while developing policies to transform our country and preparing to form a Government for the many, not the few.”

The stated responsibilities of the Department for International Trade include:

“Bringing together policy, promotion and financial expertise to break down barriers to trade and investment, and help businesses succeed;

“Delivering a new trade policy framework for the UK as we leave the EU;

“Promoting British trade and investment across the world and building the global appetite for British goods and services.”

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