Wycombe’s new Labour MP has been given a new role in Keir Starmer’s government.

Emma Reynolds became the constituency’s first Labour representative since 1951 in the general election on July 4, ousting Tory MP Steve Baker who held the seat for 14 years and served as Northern Ireland minister under Rishi Sunak.

The 46-year-old was inducted into Westminster this week and appointed parliamentary secretary to the treasury and Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) in Keir Starmer’s government.

Ms Reynolds, who served as Labour MP for Wolverhampton North from 2010 to 2019, described the appointment as a “great honour”.

She said she “couldn’t wait” to work alongside chancellor Rachel Reeves and secretary of state for work and pensions Liz Kendall as well as “both ministerial teams and departments”.

The mother-of-two added that being sworn into parliament on Monday, July 8 had been “a privilege”, sharing: “The first week is focused on inducting new MPs and my focus is on recruiting an excellent team to support me to give the very best service to my constituents and enable me to represent them in Parliament and at the highest levels of government.

“It was also a historic moment to meet with the biggest group of Labour MPs – 412 elected – for many years and with our new Prime Minister.”