The Labour Party has today appointed David Evans as the incoming General Secretary.
Evans, who is the founder of The Campaign Company and a former Assistant General Secretary, will take up his post as soon as possible.
David Evans said:
“It is an honour and a privilege to be appointed General Secretary of the Labour Party.
“We face a defining period in the history of our great party, with a global pandemic, an imminent recession and a mountain to climb to win the next election. Through the strength of our movement, I know we can rise to this challenge.
“I look forward to working with our party, trade unions and members to build a team that can win us the next general election and give us the opportunity to once again serve the British people in government.”
Keir Starmer, Leader of the Labour Party, said:
“I want to congratulate David on his appointment as General Secretary. He brings a wealth of experience to this crucial role and a clear understanding of the scale of the task ahead of us.
“I look forward to working with David to build a team that can help us restore trust with the British people and build a team that can win the next election.”
Angela Rayner, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, said:
“David will make a fantastic General Secretary of the Labour Party.
“Last year’s election result was devastating for our movement. It is now our duty to work as a team to unite our party, reconnect with the British people and offer the better future that our country deserves.”