Fleur Anderson appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

Prime Minister Keir Starmer has appointed Fleur Anderson as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the Northern Ireland Office, as part of the new Labour government.
Fleur Anderson MP at her ministerial desk. Image: Fleur Anderson on X

Prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer has appointed Fleur Anderson MP as the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

The Under-Secretary of State position is a junior-level position within government. Their main role is to support the Secretary of State with his responsibilities.

Hilary Benn was appointed as the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

The mid-level position within the Northern Ireland Office, the Minister of State, has not yet been appointed.

Anderson served as Shadow Minister of State for Northern Ireland when the Labour Party were in opposition, but did not keep that role now the party is in government.

Commenting on her appointment, she said: “Honoured and delighted to have been appointed as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

“With Secretary of State Hilary Benn and [the Northern Ireland Office] I am committed to a prosperous, stable and peaceful Northern Ireland, in line with the Belfast Good Friday Agreement.”

The Northern Ireland Office is based in London and Belfast and handles Northern Ireland-related affairs for the UK Government.

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