Jo Stevens

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Joanna Meriel "Jo" Stevens (born 6 September 1966)[1] is a Welsh Labour Party politician in the UK House of Commons. She was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Cardiff Central in the May 2015 general election.[2] She was born in Swansea, Wales.

In Jeremy Corbyn's January 2016 reshuffle, she was appointed shadow solicitor general and shadow justice minister. In October 2016 reshuffle, after Corbyn's re-election as party leader, Stevens became Shadow Secretary of State for Wales.[3] She resigned from the shadow cabinet on 27 January 2017, due to a disagreement over triggering article 50.[4]

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  1. "Jo Stevens MP". MyParliament. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  2. "Cardiff Central Parliamentary constituency". BBC. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
  3. "As it happened: Steven Woolfe in hospital and Labour reshuffle". BBC News. 6 October 2016. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  4. Elgot, Jessica (27 January 2017). "Labour MP Jo Stevens quits shadow cabinet over article 50 vote". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 January 2017.