Powell (formally Shadow Housing Secretary) has taken over from Cardiff Central MP Jo Stevens, who took on the Shadow DCMS role on 6 April 2020.
Reacting to the news, the MP for Manchester Central Lucy Powell said:
“[I’m] delighted to have been appointed shadow secretary of State for DCMS. It’s a big brief with many big issues: the rise of digital tech, online harms and social media, sport governance, making the arts, culture and music accessible, valuing content, and supporting public broadcasting.”
The MU look forward to meeting and working with Lucy Powell. We also thank outgoing Jo Stevens MP who remains a longstanding friend of the MU, and wish her well in her new role as Shadow Secretary of State for Wales.