Bishop Auckland Helen Goodman MP joins Corbyn's front bench

Helen Goodman took to Twitter to share the news Credit: @HelenGoodmanMP

Helen Goodman, the Labour MP for Bishop Auckland, has confirmed her appointment to Jeremy Corbyn's front bench as a junior minister in the Shadow Foreign Affairs team.

Helen Goodman MP spoke to ITV Political Corespondent Paul Brand in April on Around The House where she expressed doubt that Labour could win the General Election.

Paul Brand: Is he [Jeremy Corbyn] a Prime Minister though?

Helen Goodman: I don't think that this election is about changing the...

Paul Brand: Prime Minister?!

Helen Goodman: ...the government.

Paul Brand: Come on, that's what an election is about, isn't it?

Helen Goodman: I think this election is about preventing the Tories from getting such an overwhelming majority that there is no possibility of dissent in this country.