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North East MPs promoted to Labour's front bench

Laura Pidcock and Jeremy Corbyn Credit: PA

Two North East MPs have been promoted to Labour's front bench team by leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Laura Pidcock, who was elected in North West Durham for the first time last June, becomes the Shadow Minister for Labour. The 30-year-old has been a vocal critic of government welfare policies.

Roberta Blackman-Woods Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Roberta Blackman-Woods, who's been the MP for the City of Durham since 2005, is the new Shadow Minister for Planning.