Vernon Coaker is back as Shadow NI Secretary

Jeremy Corbyn has appointed Vernon Coaker (Yvette Cooper backer) as Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary.

Coaker served in the position before from 2010-13. He was previously Shadow Defence Secretary in the latter years of the Miliband era.

David McCann holds a PhD in North-South relations from University of Ulster. You can follow him on twitter @dmcbfs

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