Christina Rees

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Christina Rees
MP
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Shadow Secretary of State for Wales
Assumed office
9 February 2017
Leader Jeremy Corbyn
Preceded by Jo Stevens
Member of Parliament
for Neath
Assumed office
May 2015
Preceded by Peter Hain
Majority 12,631 (33.0%)
Personal details
Born (1954-02-21) 21 February 1954 (age 65)
Website Official website


Christina Rees (born 21 February 1954 has been the MP for Neath since May 2015.

Career

Rees is a qualified barrister.

Rees stood as the Labour candidate for Arfon in the Welsh Assembly elections in May 2011, and was placed fourth on the Labour's Wales wide list for the 2014 European Elections.

Rees first became MP for Neath following the UK general election of 2015.

Rees was appointed a Shadow Justice Minister in January 2016, but quit her position during the mass resignation of Shadow ministers following the EU referendum. She later became one of 33 Labour MPs to return to the front bench, again in the position of Shadow Justice Minister. In February 2017, she was appointed to the position of Shadow Secretary of State for Wales.