Labour: Keir Starmer unveils full shadow cabinet line-up


Travail leader Sir Keir Starmer has unveiled the remaining positions in his shadow ministerial set.

They include prominent critics of his predecessor Jeremy Corbyn, cataloguing Jess Phillips, who was briefly a leadership contender.

Ms Phillips will be element of the shadow home affairs team, focussing on tackling domestic damage.

Liz Kendall, who came last in the 2015 Labour leadership election, has been fill out a shadow health minister.

Sir Keir has appointed Angela Rayner, who won the challenge to be Labour’s deputy leader, as shadow first secretary of state. She on also deputise for him at Prime Minister’s Questions and in other key functions.

Dr Rosena Allin-Khan, a overwhelmed contender in the 2020 deputy leadership race, also joins the bosom buddy health team, under Jonathan Ashworth, who continues as shadow fettle secretary.

‘Next election’

Sir Keir said: “This is a new team that intent take the Labour Party forward in a new era.

“Under my leadership, the Labour Group will be utterly focused on working in the national interest, rebuilding people’s depute in our party and winning the next election.”

Earlier this week, Sir Keir assigned former Labour leader Ed Miliband to his new shadow cabinet and named influence rival Lisa Nandy as his shadow foreign secretary.

Sir Keir won the Peg away at leadership contest last Saturday, beating Ms Nandy and Rebecca Long-Bailey to the job by a convincing margin.

He has appointed Ms Long-Bailey – a leading figure on the left of the proponent and a key ally of Mr Corbyn – as shadow education secretary.

Nick Thomas-Symonds – the trace solicitor general – was promoted to the role of shadow home secretary.

‘Topic support’

Anneliese Dodds was promoted to shadow chancellor, after call in a junior role under John McDonnell, who has quit the frontbench.

Pat McFadden – a minister plenipotentiary under Gordon Brown, sacked by Mr Corbyn from his shadow conspire – has been made shadow economic secretary.

Wes Streeting, one of Mr Corbyn’s most vocal critics, has been speak for to shadow exchequer secretary, a junior role on the shadow Treasury cooperate.

Ms Dodds has, meanwhile, written to Chancellor Rishi Sunak, following a union with him, to offer to work constructively to “prevent further damage to occupations and incomes” and “provide the public and businesses with the support they constraint”.

In her letter, she highlighted concerns about some employers failing to furlough wage-earners, and the apparently low take-up of the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme.

She also called on the supervision to increase international coordination to prevent widespread bankruptcies and barriers to transact.

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