Jo Platt
Official Parliamentary Portrait of Jo Platt
Parliamentary Private Secretary to Shadow Secretary of State for Education
Assumed office
13 July 2017
Leader Jeremy Corbyn
Shadow Sec. Angela Rayner
Member of Parliament
for Leigh
Assumed office
8 June 2017
Preceded by Andy Burnham
Majority 9,554 (20.3%)
Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Children and Young People
In office
June 2014 – June 2017
Succeeded by Jennifer Bullen
Councillor for Astley and Mosley Common Ward of the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan
In office
3 May 2012 – 5 September 2017
Preceded by Sean Ell
Succeeded by Paula Wakefield
Personal details
Born Joanne Marie Platt

Joanne Marie Platt was elected Member of Parliament for Leigh at the 2017 General Election, succeeding Andy Burnham, who left Parliament to become the Mayor of Greater Manchester. She is Leigh's first female MP.

On July 13, 2017, she became Parliamentary Private Secretary to Angela Rayner and she is also a Member of the Communities and Local Government Select Committee. Platt was a councillor and was Portfolio holder for Children and Young People's Services on Wigan Council, until she became a Member of Parliament. She officially stepped down as borough councillor on September 5, 2017. She won her Leigh seat with 26,347 votes or 56.2% of the total votes cast.