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Former union official gets Corbyn transport brief

Lilian Greenwood has been named as shadow transport secretary by new Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Greenwood, who has served as MP for Nottingham South since May 2010, will lock horns with Tory transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin.

The former regional official for trade union Unison boasts on her website of securing £60M to refurbish Nottingham train station, extend its tram network and upgrade the A453.

She has been shadow rail minister since January 2013.

Corbyn was this weekend elected as leader of the Labour Party. His policies include creation of a National Investment Bank to fund long-term infrastructure, and increasing investment in high speed rail.

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