MP quits role to spend more time with his All-Party Freight Transport Group

Labour MP Rob Flello has resigned as shadow justice minister "after careful consideration" in order "to return to the backbenches to focus on my other parliamentary interests.

Flello is chair of the All-Party Freight Transport Group, which states as its objective that it will "promote freight transport issues and provide a forum to discuss challenges and opportunities facing the industry in all its forms."

This comes ahead of an expected Labour shadow frontbench reshuffle by Labour leader Ed Miliband. Flello has been a part of the shadow ministerial team since Miliband because leader in 2010.

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