RUMOURS Newport West MP Paul Flynn has been appointed shadow leader of the House of Commons have been refuted.

The long-serving Labour MP is taking business questions in Parliament this morning, leading many on Twitter to post he had been appointed as the party’s shadow leader of the house.

But a spokeswoman from his Westminster office said he had “definitely not” been appointed to the role.

“He’s just taking business questions today because of the lack of people available,” she said.