Bristol MP appointed as Treasury deputy

A Bristol MP has been appointed Chief Secretary to the Treasury in the new Labour government.

Born in Bristol, Darren Jones grew up in Lawrence Weston and later went on to be elected as an MP for Bristol North West in 2017.

He was re-elected to the seat earlier and has now been called up by Sir Keir Starmer to work as second-in-command under Chancellor Rachel Reeves and will attend cabinet.

At the start of his parliamentary career he proclaimed himself as "the first ever Darren" to be elected to the House of Commons.

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