YNYS Môn MP Virginia Crosbie has become the Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) at the Welsh Office in a Government reshuffle.
The MP will now be the ‘eyes and ears’ for the Secretary of State for Wales, Simon Hart, and his ministerial team in the House of Commons, making sure MPs’ issues, concerns and questions are fed back.
She said: “I am delighted and very honoured by this appointment which puts me at the heart of UK Government decision-making about Wales.
“It will be a privilege to support ministers and, importantly, ensure that Ynys Môn is front and centre of Government policy.
“Everyone can rest assured, I will continue to lobby for more jobs, skilled employment and investment for islanders.
“Already, we have hundreds of jobs brought here following the announcement of the HMRC’s Inland Border Facility.
“We have high-tech jobs and investment through Holyhead Hydrogen Hub, and I am very hopeful the planned Thermal Hydraulic Testing Facility will come to Anglesey.
“But there is more to do, especially around a freeport for Wales and the championing of our precious union.
“It also gives me even more motivation to continue to learn the Welsh language!”
Mrs Crosbie was previously a PPS at the Department of Health and Social Care.