Angela is rising star for Labour

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A FURTHER South Yorkshire MP has been promoted to a top position within Labour leader Ed Miliband’s front bench team in Parliament.

Angela Smith, who represents Penistone and Stocksbridge and was recently named Constituency MP of the Year, has been appointed Shadow Deputy Leader of the House.

Ms Smith, who has been an MP since 2005, said: “I am delighted to be asked to join Ed Miliband’s new generation as the party makes sure this Government is not only held to account but speaks to the public and the country at large.”

Her promotion follows appointment of Barnsley Central Labour MP Dan Jarvis as shadow culture, media and sport secretary only seven months after being elected.