Jim McMahonFormer Shadow Secretary of State for EFRA and MP for Oldham West and Royton
Jim McMahon was appointed Shadow Secretary of State for EFRA (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) on 29 November 2021. Before this, he served as Shadow Transport Secretary and Shadow Minister for Local Government and Devolution. He was elected as the Labour MP for Oldham West and Royton in 2015.
He was replaced by Steve Reed MP on 4 September 2023.
Prior to his parliamentary career, he became a councillor age 23, and then went on to become Leader of Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council. He was a member of Labour’s National Executive Committee, as a Labour Councillor, and also Labour Group Leader and Vice-chair of the Local Government Association Labour Group.