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Camlough-born MP ‘honoured’ at place in new Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer’s Shadow Cabinet

Former St Paul's High School, Bessbrook, pupil Conor McGinn is the new Shadow Security Minister

South Armagh-born Labour MP Conor McGinn has been handed a place in the Shadow Cabinet.

The Camlough native becomes the new Shadow Security Minister.

Sir Keir Starmer, who won the Labour leadership battle on Saturday, beating Lisa Nandy and Rebecca Long-Bailey, detailed his new Shadow Cabinet on Monday.

He announced the remaining positions on Thursday.

Mr McGinn, a son of the former Newry and Mourne District Council Mayor Pat McGinn, is the MP for St Helen’s North.

He won the seat for the Merseyside constituency in 2015.

A past pupil of St Paul’s High School in Bessbrook, he said was he was “honoured” to have been appointed to the role of new Shadow Home Secretary Nick Torfaen’s Home Office team.

Mr McGinn added: “The safety and security of the country and our citizens will always come first, and the incredible people working 24/7 to protect us will always have my support.”

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