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.
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.”
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.