Guido Fawkes notes that Gordon Brown, despite no longer being Prime Minister or Labour Leader or holding any front bench job, has decided to appoint a PPS. His choice is newbie MP Alison McGovern. Ms McGovern has been elected for Wirral South but I know her from my time working for Southwark Council where she was an elected member.
Also an elected member at the same time was Kirsty McNeill who was Gordon Brown's speechwriter when he was in Number 10. Was this perhaps behind the decision to appoint Alison McGovern?