Labour reshuffle: First pictures of Keir Starmer’s new shadow cabinet revealed after shake-up

Keir Starmer has assembled his new top team for the first time after a reshuffle saw several key players demoted – while key allies enjoyed signficant promotions.

Sir Keir told his new team that the party had made “real progress” but there was “a long, long way to go”, opening Tuesday’s shadow cabinet meeting by saying there could be “absolutely no complacency”.

Mr Starmer – accused by campaigners on the left of assembling “a narrow band of Blairites” – told the senior Labour MPs that they had been chosen for their “hunger” ahead of an “important and crucial” political period.

The decision to move Angela Rayner to levelling up secretary saw Lisa Nandy – seen as a leading figure in Labour’s “soft left” – demoted to the international development brief.

Liz Kendall, considered to be on the right of the party, was promoted to shadow work and pensions secretary. And Pat McFadden, a former political secretary to Sir Tony Blair, moves from shadow Treasury chief secretary to shadow Cabinet Office minister.

Below is the full list of the new positions in the Labour shadow cabinet following the latest reorganisation.

Deputy Leader, Shadow Deputy Prime Minister and Shadow Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Angela Rayner

Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer: Rachel Reeves

Shadow Secretary of State for Education: Bridget Phillipson

Shadow Secretary of State for the Home Department: Yvette Cooper

Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care: Wes Streeting

Shadow Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero: Ed Miliband

Shadow Foreign Secretary: David Lammy

Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and National Campaign Coordinator: Pat McFadden

Shadow Minister without Portfolio (Cabinet Office): Nick Thomas-Symonds

Shadow Paymaster General (Cabinet Office): Jonathan Ashworth

Shadow Secretary of State for Justice: Shabana Mahmood

Shadow Secretary of State for Business and Trade: Jonathan Reynolds

Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Liz Kendall

Sir Keir Starmer, with Angela Rayner (left) and Rachel Reeves, arriving with his shadow cabinet in central London

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