Berwick MP gets new role in education

Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan has been asked to join the Department of Education as an aide to its Ministers in Parliament.

Tuesday, 4th September 2018, 4:56 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th September 2018, 5:00 pm
MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan at Berwick Academy last year. Picture by Jane Coltman

The MP, who has spent the past 18 months serving as a PPS – Parliamentary Private Secretary – to the Defence Ministers, says she is relishing the challenge.

A former governor at Berwick Academy, she said: “I have really enjoyed getting to grips with defence matters, and now I am thrilled to be turning my hand to education, which is really important to me and to my constituency.

“I have a particular interest in special needs provision and ensuring our rural schools continue to get a better deal from the new funding formula, which has favoured city schools for so long. I am now well-placed to raise matters to the heart of the Department and I’m looking forward to getting stuck in!”

She added: “The move means I can go back to working on the APPG for the Armed Forces Covenant and I look forward to continue to support our military family and veterans community.”

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The role of a PPS is varied, and involved assisting ministers In the Chamber, and ensuring there is a good communications link between backbenchers and Government.