Norwich North MP Chloe Smith has a new role in government as parliamentary under-secretary of state for Northern Ireland

Chloe Smith says an inquiry would be lengthy and expensive and money would be better spent on victim

Chloe Smith says an inquiry would be lengthy and expensive and money would be better spent on victims. - Credit: Archant

Norwich North MP Chloe Smith has won a new role in government.

Ms Smith, 35, has been made the parliamentary under-secretary of state for Northern Ireland, to serve under Northern Ireland secretary James Brokenshire.

She said she was proud to have been given the role.

Ms Smith said: 'I accepted it because I want to contribute in parliament and government to some of the biggest issues of the day including important aspects of Brexit, national security, and the devolution settlement. I also welcome helping Northern Ireland's voice be heard as part of our United Kingdom.

'Of course I'll carry right on making sure Norwich North is also fully represented, working hard for my constituents as I always do.'

Ms Smith became Norwich North's MP in 2009, and she retained the seat in this month's snap election taking 21,900 votes, just 507 ahead of Labour's Chris Jones.