A HOVE MP said he is "raring to go" after being appointed as the new shadow schools minister.

Labour announced yesterday Peter Kyle will take up the role.

Mr Kyle replaces Wes Streeting, who has been promoted to another shadow cabinet-level role covering child poverty.

Following the announcement, the Hove MP, who has served as shadow minister for victims and youth justice since last year, said in a tweet: "‘Shadow schools minister’ - those words make me very, very happy and I’m raring to go."

He added: "I have totally loved working for David Lammy over the last year (believe me he’s a great boss).

"Victims and young people get a raw deal under the Tories and deserve better. I’m pleased to be handing over to Anna McMorrin who’ll show what better looks like."

Mr Kyle was chair of trustees at Brighton Aldridge Community Academy from 2011 until 2017.

He is the fourth person to hold the shadow schools minister role in just over a year.

Many were quick to congratulate Mr Kyle on Twitter, and raise issues within education.

One person wrote: "Congratulations. Please fight to stop the 50 per cent funding cut to arts subjects in Higher Education.

"And, please, engage with issues raised by the teachers (enough with listening just to managers)."

Another penned: "Please push to get all school staff vaccinated. Our younger workers deserve our optimal protection.

"Please ensure school staff with long Covid are supported without question."

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer started a reshuffle last weekend after suffering significant losses in local elections in England as well as the Hartlepool by-election.

But it was thrown into chaos when he made a botched attempt to sack deputy leader Angela Rayner from her role as national campaign coordinator.

In the face of widespread criticism, he ended up promoting Ms Rayner to a prominent role shadowing senior Cabinet minister Michael Gove.