Swinson settles into new ministerial role

FOLLOWING the recent Government reshuffle earlier this month MP Jo Swinson welcomed the challenges ahead of her.

The East Dunbartonshire MP was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary for the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, and as Women and Equalities Minister.

The MP’s responsibilities will include the Post Office, consumer protection issues, working with Vince Cable to encourage wider employee share ownership, flexible working and shared parental leave.

Ms. Swinson said: “It will be a new and exciting challenge. Ensuring a sustainable future for the post office, flexible parental leave and giving employees and consumers a fair deal are all issues that matter to people across the UK and right here in East Dunbartonshire.”