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