Racing advocate Stephanie Peacock appointed gambling minister in UK’s new Labour government

Racing advocate Stephanie Peacock appointed gambling minister in UK’s new Labour government

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  • Catherine Macrae, Racing Post
July 9, 2024 7:40 PM

Stephanie Peacock, the Labour MP for Barnsley South, has been appointed as the new gambling minister at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

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Peacock served as the shadow minister for Media, Gambling and Sport until last week’s general election, where she held her seat in South Yorkshire as part of a landslide victory for Labour.

She has proved an advocate for British racing over the last year, having argued that “the future of racing must be protected for generations to come” during a debate in October, and was also among a number of MPs to visit Doncaster in 2023 as guests of Arena Racing Company.