Record-breaking Tooting MP Rosena Allin-Khan named shadow sports minister in latest Labour reshuffle

Keen boxer Dr Rosena Allin-Khan was named as shadow sports minister in the latest Labour party reshuffle last night.

The Tooting MP was asked to take up the position by deputy leader of the Labour party and shadow secretary of state for culture, media and sport, Tom Watson.

The record-breaking 39-year-old was appointed as a shadow minister just 105 days after being elected MP – the quickest ever promotion for a new MP in UK politics.

Dr Allin-Khan said: “I was honoured to be asked by Tom Watson to join his team and become shadow minster for sport.

“I’m really looking forward to combining my background in health with my passion for sport.

“Sport across the UK should be inclusive to everyone from all backgrounds, I’ll be working hard to achieve this.”

The former St George’s Hospital doctor has replaced Clive Efford who held the position for six years.

Dr Allin-Khan, who won the by-election to replace Sadiq Khan earlier this year, added: “I will continue to proudly serve Tooting and hold government to account.”

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