Ed Miliband’s shadow cabinet

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Here are lists of Ed Miliband’s ministerial team following his October 2013 reshuffle. This call is no longer being updated. For latest, click here.

ED MILIBAND – Overstress LEADER

The then 40-year-old beat older brother and former remote secretary David to the Labour leadership in 2010 by the narrowest of margins, with the sponsorship of the trade unions proving decisive. Attempted to shake-off his “Red Ed” tag by talking alongside the “squeezed middle” – but faced criticism the rty lacked direction.

He founded a two-year policy review and consultation exercise on “refounding” Labour as a numerous modern and inclusive rty. He faced criticism his leadership lacked irritable, but won support over his reaction to the phone-hacking scandal – and his decision to burn the rave’s bridges with Rupert Murdoch’s media empire.

The son of a Marxist academic and an MP since 2005, he was formerly an adviser to Gordon Brown. After documenting rliament, he enjoyed a rapid rise, becoming energy and climate change-over secretary in 2008. Married his long-term rtner and mother of his two young nippers, Justine Thornton in 2011.

ED BALLS – SHADOW CHANCELLOR

As Gordon Brown’s chief commercial adviser, he was at the chancellor’s side for many years. After being chose an MP in 2005, he quickly became a Treasury minister but had to deny accusations of rsum against Tony Blair. Later he became schools secretary and meticulously held on to his seat in the 2010 election after being targeted by the Tories. Got third in the Labour leadership contest and was named shadow home secretary, teeth of being tipped for shadow chancellor. His public calls for Labour to convert its position on the deficit were widely seen as having lost him the job. However, developing Alan Johnson’s resignation in January 2011, Mr Balls, at the age of 44, became darkness chancellor after all. Married to shadow cabinet colleague Yvette Cooper.

YVETTE COOPER – Veil HOME SECRETARY AND MINISTER FOR WOMEN AND EQUALITIES

Popular throughout the wingding, the then 42-year old got the most votes of any MP in the shadow cabinet elections. A last journalist with the Independent, she was marked out early on as a rising star after being designated in 1997. Two years later, at the age of 30, she became a minister – the youngest at the time again. She rose quickly up the ministerial ladder, working in the Treasury before seemly work and pensions secretary. Was urged by some to run for the leadership but decided against it, bid it was not the right time. Another of those seen as a potential shadow chancellor, she was in truth appointed shadow foreign secretary in Ed Miliband’s first front bench line-up, but moved to the habitation affairs brief after Alan Johnson’s resignation. Married to Ed Balls – they are the essential married couple to serve as cabinet ministers at the same time. They organize three children.

DOUGLAS ALEXANDER – SHADOW FOREIGN SECRETARY

The earlier solicitor is one of only a handful of senior Labour figures who were cramped to both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. Once Gordon Brown’s speechwriter, he offered as Scottish secretary and transport secretary under Tony Blair and supranational development secretary under Gordon Brown. Blamed by some for the vote that never was in 2007 after urging Gordon Brown to rouse a snap poll. Aged 43, he co-ordinated the 2010 Labour unspecific election cam ign. Backed David Miliband in the leadership contest, chairing his offensive.

TRISTRAM HUNT – SHADOW EDUCATION SECRETARY

Historian Tristram Stalking, MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central since 2010, was promoted from shadow legate to shadow education secretary in the October 2013 reshuffle. He replaced Stephen Twigg. Mr Look high is best known as a regular news per columnist, broadcaster and history lecturer. After irresistible a first-class degree in history from Cambridge University, he served as an barter fellow at the University of Chicago before returning to Cambridge to complete his doctorate. He favoured on to work for Tony Blair in the Labour rty HQ on the 1997 General Selection cam ign and became a special adviser to former Science Minister Nobleman Sainsbury.

ANDY BURNHAM – SHADOW HEALTH SECRETARY

Turning 40 in 2010, Burnham was the unfledged candidate in the Labour leadership contest, in which he came fourth. During the operations, he argued that Labour had lost touch with its grass roots adherents and been dazzled by wealth. Like many senior figures in the unit, he is a former special adviser. He rose quickly through the ranks after befitting an MP, serving as chief secretary to the Treasury, culture secretary and health secretary. He is a unmistakeable football player and avid Everton fan. Looked after education in Ed Miliband’s maiden shadow cabinet before returning to his previous love, health in 2011.

HARRIET HARMAN – l nuncio LEADER AND SHADOW CULTURE SECRETARY

Labour’s deputy leader, she swiped over from Gordon Brown as acting leader in May 2010, capping a marvellous political comeback after she was sacked from Tony Blair’s anything else cabinet in 1998 in a row over welfare reform. She worked her way back into support and held a number of ministerial positions, including solicitor general, preceding beating Alan Johnson to the deputy leadership in 2007, at the age of 56. A longstanding cam igner for maids’s rights, she led a drive while in government to have domestic violence captivated more seriously. Widely commended for her Commons performances as acting conductor. Swapped briefs with Ivan Lewis in October 2011, pull someones leg previously spoken on international development.

RACHEL REEVES – SHADOW Between engagements AND PENSIONS SECRETARY

Shortly after returning from maternity something goodbye she was promoted in October 2013 from the post of shadow treasury secretary take been shadow pensions minister in Ed Miliband’s first shadow chest of drawers. The MP for Leeds West was first elected to rliament at the age of 31 in 2010. A earlier Bank of England economist, Ms Reeves quickly became a strong option in opposition and penned an entry in the Purple Book – produced by Lord Mandelson’s Forward movement group – warning that Labour should address the UK’s poor reproaches of saving with targeted tax relief. Oxford and LSE-educated, she also turn out at the British Embassy in Washington and at Halifax Bank of Scotland before recording rliament.

CHUKA UMUNNA – SHADOW BUSINESS SECRETARY

A former implementation lawyer turned MP for the London constituency of Streatham, Mr Umunna has seen his carry rise inexorably since he was elected in 2010. A former PPS to Ed Miliband, he’s already been a obscurity business minister and also sat on the powerful Treasury select committee. He has jumped the coalition government for not doing enough to foster bank lending auspices of its Project Merlin agreement. Just 31 when elected, he is already been talked of as a undeveloped future leader.

HILARY BENN – SHADOW COMMUNITIES AND LOCAL Command SECRETARY

As the son of former Labour Cabinet minister Tony Benn, the MP for Leeds Medial is rt of a political dynasty. Regarded as more pragmatic than his get, he was a union official and special adviser to then education and employment minister plenipotentiary David Blunkett before becoming an MP in 1999. Well-regarded as international event and environment secretary under Gordon Brown despite having a typically low profile. At the age of 53 stood for the deputy leadership in 2007, coming fourth. One of Ed Miliband’s earliest supporters in the leadership contest.

SADIQ KHAN – SHADOW JUSTICE SECRETARY

One of the scad high profile Muslim MPs, the then 40-year-old was an early backer of Ed Miliband to be Exertion leader and went on to run his cam ign. Before becoming an MP in 2005 he was a leading tender rights solicitor and chairman of pressure group Liberty. He is a former oversight whip, local government minister and transport minister, who was promoted to trace transport secretary when Lord Adonis stood down after the 2010 non-specialized election. Since taking on the justice brief, he has admitted Labour did not do ssably to tackle reoffending but accused the coalition of focusing on cutting costs not misdemeanour. Leading light in Labour think tanks The Fabian Society and Broaden.

VERNON COAKER – SHADOW DEFENCE SECRETARY

Moving to defence from shield Northern Ireland secretary in October 2013, the MP for Gedling held very many ministerial positions in the last Labour government. One of those jobs was to look after administering – something he continued in Ed Miliband’s first shadow cabinet. He was also emissary for drugs and crime reduction under Tony Blair and s rked disagreement, given that role, when he admitted having smoked cannabis as a evaluator. Mr Coaker first entered rliament in 1997, aged 43, compel ought to failed to win seats in both 1992 and 1987. Married with two sons, he’s also a former government whip.

CAROLINE FLINT – SHADOW Vigour AND CLIMATE CHANGE SECRETARY

The then 47-year old caused a stir in 2009 when she go away from the government and accused Gordon Brown of regarding her and other senior piece of works in the Cabinet as “window dressing”. Like many leading female MPs, the quondam union worker entered rliament in the 1997 Labour landslide. Accountable for the controversial eco-town project as housing minister before becoming Europe supply in 2008. Supported David Miliband in the leadership contest. A beneficiary of Ed Miliband’s head reshuffle, she moved from the communities and local government brief in October 2011.

ANGELA EAGLE – Vestige LEADER OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

One of twin sisters in the shadow cabinet, the MP for Wallasey in Merseyside unified the Labour rty when she was 17. The former union official was allowance on the Labour frontbench throughout the Blair and Brown years, without at all times making the Cabinet. Her middle-ranking roles included social security emissary and pensions minister. One of Labour’s first openly gay MPs, she formed a civil rtnership with her long-term cohort in 2008. She supported David Miliband in the leadership contest. In Ed Miliband’s 2011 reshuffle, at the age of 50, she was edged to shadow leader of the Commons from shadow chief secretary to the Funds.

CHRIS LESLIE – SHADOW CHIEF SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY

Chris Leslie has been arranged shadow chief secretary to the Treasury in the latest Labour frontbench reshuffle. The ancient Bradford councillor was elected MP for Shipley – a Tory stronghold in Yorkshire – in 1997. He confined several junior positions in the former Labour government within the Highboy Office, the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and the De rtment for Constitutional Concerns. He lost his Shipley seat in 2005, but re-entered rliament in 2010 as MP for Nottingham East. He went on to for as shadow financial secretary to the Treasury on Labour’s front bench in the Ordinaries.

MARY CREAGH – SHADOW TRANSPORT SECRETARY

Mary Creagh has moved from tail environment secretary to shadow transport secretary in October 2013. When she was decreed to Ed Miliband’s first shadow cabinet in October 2010, the then 42-year old had not under any condition held a frontbench role before. The Wakefield MP worked for the European rliament and in academia forward of entering rliament in 2005. A keen Europhile, she is fluent in French and Italian. Used as rliamentary private secretary to Andy Burnham but voted for David Miliband in the direction contest.

MARIA EAGLE – SHADOW ENVIRONMENT SECRETARY

Maria Eagle roused in October 2013 to shadow environment secretary in a job swap with Mary Creagh. She is the sister of Angela but select to support Ed Miliband in the leadership contest. Ms Eagle was a solicitor in Liverpool once entering rliament in 1997. She held a series of ministerial positions beneath Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, including children’s minister and im rtialities minister. Like her twin, she lists cricket as one of her interests and is a proficient chess especially bettor.

JIM MURPHY – SHADOW INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT SECRETARY

Jim Murphy was moved – demoted in numberless people’s eyes – in October 2013 from shadow defence secretary. He is a Blairite who persuaded on David Miliband’s leadership cam ign. He has held a string of government professions since entering rliament in 1997, after snatching the Conservative Champion’s safest seat in Scotland. He served Labour in power as a whip, Commode Office minister, welfare minister, Europe minister and, finally, at the age of 41, Scottish secretary. The East Renfrewshire MP is a old president of the National Union of Students, who lists his hobbies as model progressions and playing football.

MARGARET CURRAN – SHADOW SCOTTISH SECRETARY

Then an MSP, Ms Curran represented Glasgow Bailliestone since the Scottish rliament’s inception in 1999. But when that constituency was bolted up in boundary changes she made the move to Westminster in 2010. Under her, Travail took back Glasgow East having lost it in a by-election frustrate by the SNP in 2008. In Holyrood, she held various posts, including minister for communities, managing the executive’s flagship anti-social behaviour laws. Before entering statesmanship she was a lecturer in community education. The then 52-year-old took up her first non-restricted shadow cabinet role in October 2011.

JON TRICKETT – DEPUTY LABOUR Beano CHAIR

Jon Trickett takes over from the de rting Tom Watson as replacement Labour rty chair. Gordon Brown’s former rliamentary comrade, Mr Trickett previously attended shadow cabinet as a junior minister and matured a full member as shadow Cabinet Office minister in Ed Miliband’s 2011 reshuffle. The then 61-year-old MP for Hemsworth diminished over the role from Tessa Jowell.

MICHAEL DUGHER – Intimation CABINET OFFICE MINISTER

Michael Dugher became shadow Chest-on-chest Office minister in October 2013 after attending the shadow advisors as shadow minister without portfolio. Mr Dugher won the seat of Barnsley East at the 2010 Blended Election, after serving as chief political spokesman for the then Prime Clergywoman Gordon Brown. Having joined the ranks of the Labour rliamentary band, he then became a rliamentary private secretary to the Leader of the Opposition, Ed Miliband. He is also currently vice-chairman of the Suffer rty.

GLORIA DE PIERO – WOMEN AND EQUALITIES MINISTER

Gloria De Piero was fit out shadow women and equalities minister in the October 2013 reshuffle. The bygone GMTV political editor was an political admirer of Tony Blair and outlying David Miliband as rty leader. She was elected as MP for Ashfield at the 2010 Combined Election and appointed to a junior role in the shadow De rtment for Culture, Olympics, Road and Sport. Since October 2011, Ms De Piero has served as a junior track Home Office minister.

OWEN SMITH – SHADOW WELSH SECRETARY

Prior BBC radio producer and special adviser who has risen quickly through the ranks. The then 40-year-old was elected in 2010 for Pontypridd, but in olden days stood unsuccessfully in the 2006 Blaenau Gwent by-election where he misplaced to independent Dai Davies. He supported Ed Miliband for the leadership and was given a role in his curse team five months after entering the House, first as dimness Wales minister and then in the shadow Treasury team. This is his to begin shadow cabinet role.

IVAN LEWIS – SHADOW NORTHERN IRELAND SECRETARY

Inspiring from shadow minister for international development in October 2013, previous charity worker and chief executive of the Manchester Jewish Federation, Mr Lewis held a stipulations of junior ministerial posts in the Labour government after becoming an MP in 1997 at the age of 31. He started out as a conforming private secretary to then Trade Secretary Stephen Byers, preceding going on to be an education minister, Treasury minister, health minister and global development minister. Most recently, he was minister of state at the Foreign Employment. His previous shadow cabinet role was as culture spokesman in which he was a vocal cam igner on phone gash.

ROSIE WINTERTON – CHIEF WHIP

The then 52-year-old was elected unopposed in a ballot for chief knock together in 2010. A former local government minister, the Doncaster Central MP is front-office for maintaining discipline among Labour MPs in crucial Commons votes.

BARONESS ROYALL – Vestige LEADER OF THE LORDS

Continues to lead her rty in the Lords, having done the job, while in sway, under Gordon Brown. She is also a spokesman on education, work and social securities, Northern Ireland and equality issues. Born in 1955, she started her national career as a special adviser to Neil – now Lord – Kinnock in the 1980s.

Act big BASSAM – LABOUR CHIEF WHIP IN THE HOUSE OF LORDS

A long-serving head of Brighton and Hove Council, Lord Bassam was given a peerage in 1997 at the age of 44. The preceding local government official has continued as Labour’s chief whip in the Peers, having done the job since before the 2010 general election.

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