Welcome Jim Murphy and a sad goodbye to Ivan Lewis

We learnt yesterday what the much anticipated Shadow Cabinet reshuffle will mean for the international development brief. Ivan Lewis has been given the new role of shadow Northern Ireland Secretary, and Jim Murphy will move from defence to international development.


LCID would like to take this opportunity to thank Ivan for all that he’s done for international development in the Labour Party, and in particular for working with LCID so productively over the past couple of years. Ivan has been a committed, energetic and influential advocate for development, a vital pillar of the Labour movement’s internationalist and progressive agenda.


I would also like to welcome Jim to his new role. LCID looks forward to working with him and his team in the months ahead. Jim will be happy to learn that he has inherited a brief that brings with it a dedicated and newly-affiliated army of supporters from within the Labour Party!


Claire Leigh is Co-Chair of LCID