Corbyn makes ex-Churchfields pupil Shadow Health Secretary

Labour MP Heidi Alexander, a former Churchfields Academy student, has been appointed Shadow Health Secretary by Jeremy Corbyn.

In a statement released on her official Facebook page, Heidi wrote: “I am humbled and very proud to be asked to serve as Shadow Health Secretary.

“In Lewisham, we know better than most the damage being done to the NHS. I will be doing all I can to hold this Government to account and to ensure that everyone has access to high quality care and support at the times when they need it most.”

Heidi was re-elected as a Member of Parliament in May. She has served the constituency of Lewisham East since the 2010 general election and was Labour’s party whip under Ed Miliband’s leadership.