MP Catherine West ‘looking forward’ to taking on Boris Johnson on foreign affairs

Hornsey and Wood Green MP Catherine West has said she will vote down the 'Brexit bill' when it comes

Hornsey and Wood Green MP Catherine West has said she will vote down the 'Brexit bill' when it comes before Parliament - Credit: Archant

Hornsey and Wood Green MP Catherine West has reacted with bafflement to Boris Johnson’s appointment as Foreign Secretary.

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The former London Mayor was a surprise announcement in new Prime Minister Theresa May’s new cabinet.

Following the appointment, Ms West, a Labour shadow foreign minister, took to Twitter to voice her bewilderment.

She said: “I am perplexed that the PM has chosen Boris Johnson to represent us around the world.”

And she added: “(Shadow Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Minister) Emily Thornberry and I are certainly looking forward to taking on Boris Johnson at next Foreign Office Questions.”