Andrew Adonis is to become the new chair of Progress, with five new vice-chairs from the 2010 intake joining the organisation’s team. Speaking this morning, Adonis said:
“‘I’m excited to be helping Progress in its hugely important work in reinvigorating progressive politics. A strong alternative to the Tories is needed now more than ever, and Progress has a key role to play in helping to return Labour to power at the next election.”
Shadow education secretary Stephen Twigg MP, the current chair of Progress, becomes the Progress honorary president. He replaces former health secretary Alan Milburn who joins the new Progress advisory board.
The new vice-chairs are Jenny Chapman MP, Julie Elliott MP, Alison McGovern MP, Toby Perkins MP, and Dan Jarvis MP. They join current Progress vice-chairs Tristram Hunt MP, Liz Kendall MP, Bridget Phillipson MP, Jonathan Reynolds MP, Anas Sarwar MP, and John Woodcock MP.’