A FORMER Flintshire MP is returning to politics after being appointed to the Home Office.

Sir David Hanson, who served as Labour MP for Delyn for 27 years, has been appointed as Minister of State in the Home Office.

He re-joins the Home Office after previously serving as Minister of State for Security, Counter-Terrorism, Crime and Policing from June 2009 until the 2010 general election. 

Sir David said: “I was pleased to be asked to join the Government again following the general election victory last week. Returning to the Home Office after 14 years is a great honour.

"There are immense challenges but I'm looking forward to being of service to the country. I hope to fully support for the work of the new government as Minister in the House of Lords."


He added: "The Labour Party victory last week was an amazing event and I’m especially pleased to see Becky Gittins elected in Clwyd East which has a large part of my old Delyn constituency in its boundaries."

Sir David lost his seat in the 2019 general election to Rob Roberts, the Conservative Party candidate. 

He was knighted in the 2020 Birthday Honours for political service.