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Shabana Mahmood is Labour’s new higher education spokeswoman

Labours new BIS team is shaping up like this:

Shadow Business Secretary – Chuka Umanna

Shadow science spokeswoman – Chi Onwurah (continuing the role she had before)

Shadow higher education spokeswoman – Shabana Mahmood, MP for Birmingham Ladywood

Other MPs on the team: Ian Wright, Toby Perkins, Ian Murray, Gordon Marsden.

Leading in the Lords: Wilf Stevenson and Tony Young continue.

47561132_shabana_mahmood_bbc So Mahmood, elected in 2010 and pictured left, replaces Gareth Thomas in the universities brief.

Thanks to my Research Fortnight colleague Miriam Frankel for the update.