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|Member of Parliament|
for Cardiff Central
|Assumed office |
7 May 2015
|Preceded by||Jenny Willott|
|Shadow Secretary of State for Wales|
7 October 2016 – 27 January 2017
|Preceded by||Paul Flynn|
|Succeeded by||Christina Rees|
|Shadow Solicitor General|
7 January 2016 – 7 October 2016
Joanna Meriel Stevens
6 September 1966
Swansea, Wales, UK
|Alma mater||University of Manchester|
Joanna Meriel Stevens (born 6 September 1966) 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.
In 2014 she accused her then Liberal Democrat opponent Jenny Willott of “neglected her constituency” by taking a ministerial role. In a 2015 interview Stevens said that, if elected, she’d be “happy as a backbench MP” adding she was “not a professional politician.” Stevens later went on to serve in two separate roles in the shadow cabinet of Jeremy Corbyn between January 2016 and January 2017.
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. She resigned on 27 January 2017 in order to vote against the three-line whip obliging Labour MPs to vote in favour of Article 50.
Stevens chairs the GMB Parliamentary Group who help to make sure issues that matter to GMB members are raised in the House of Commons.
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| Member of Parliament
for Cardiff Central
| Shadow Secretary of State for Wales
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