Keir Starmer has appointed the defeated Labour leadership candidate Lisa Nandy as his foreign secretary, with Anneliese Dodds as shadow chancellor and fellow barrister Nick Thomas-Symonds in the home affairs brief, as he started appointing his shadow cabinet.
A day after being announced as Jeremy Corbyn’s successor with more than 56% of members’ first preference votes, Starmer made Angela Rayner, the newly-elected deputy leader, the Labour party chair.
The other appointments made were Rachel Reeves as shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, with Jonathan Ashworth staying in the health brief.
Also remaining were Nick Brown as chief whip and Angela Smith as shadow Lords leader.
Barry Gardiner, Jon Trickett and Ian Lavery were confirmed as having left the shadow cabinet, but Emily Thornberry, who Nandy replaces, will stay on. Her role will be announced on Monday.
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