Middlesbrough MP Andy McDonald has retained his post as shadow transport secretary, surviving the latest Labour party cabinet reshuffle.

McDonald took on the role in June after Labour’s Nottingham South MP Lilian Greenwood resigned the post in protest at Labour chief Jeremy Corbyn’s style of leadership.

The role of Labour shadow transport minister for roads, which was held by Birmingham and Northfield MP Richard Burden until his resignation in June, has yet to be filled.

A spokesman for Andy McDonald told the appointment of a new Labour shadow minister for roads


Andy McDonald MP

was imminent, with the brief currently taken on by Daniel Zeichner, Labour shadow transport minister for buses, walking and cycling.

The reshuffle last week saw former shadow education secretary Pat Glass, Labour MP for North West Durham, appointed shadow transport minister for rail.

Glass is one of 10 Labour MPs returning to Labour’s front bench after the mass resignation of Labour ministers in June this year.

Greenwood and Burden remain on the backbenches.