Tracy Brabin has been replaced as shadow culture secretary in the first reshuffle from new Labour leader Keir Starmer.
Brabin, the MP for Batley and Spen, was appointed to the shadow cabinet role in January by Jeremy Corbyn, but the position will now be held by Jo Stevens, a former shadow Welsh secretary.
Brabin said: “It has been a privilege to be in the shadow cabinet and [I am] proud of the work our team did on holding government to account on Huawei, as well as supporting the sectors and self-employed people during the Covid-19 crisis.
“Keir Starmer was my choice for Labour leader and I hope to serve him and the party in the future.”
During her four months in the role, Brabin was a vocal advocate for people working in theatre and the arts, and had urged the government to provide better support for self-employed creative workers affected by the coronavirus crisis.
Just last week she published a culture white paper, setting out a vision for how Labour can utilise the creative industries to “engage voters and build bridges for the future”.
Confirming her appointment to the shadow culture secretary role, Stevens, who is MP for Cardiff Central, said: “Thank you Keir Starmer for the opportunity to serve in your strong, inclusive Labour shadow cabinet as Shadow Secretary of State for Digital Culture Media and Sport, sectors I care passionately about. Covid-19 crisis makes us value even more the everyday pleasures they bring.
“Digital, culture and creative industries, media, sport, tourism, charities and civil society play a huge role in Cardiff Central in our community’s economy, jobs, livelihoods, universities, capital city status and global reputation. We’re immersed in them and proud of them.”
Stevens has sat on the DCMS select committee since 2016.