Starmer to reshuffle shadow cabinet as MPs return to parliament — politics live

Sir Keir Starmer is anticipated to reshuffle the shadow cupboard at this time as MPs return to Westminster following the summer time holidays.

It comes as Sue Grey, former partygate investigator and senior civil servant, begins in her new function as Sir Keir’s chief of workers.

Angela Rayner, the get together’s elected deputy chief, covers a number of briefs and is anticipated to have a few of her jobs revised.

Rayner’s elaborate 24-word job title is presently as follows: shadow first secretary of state, shadow chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and shadow secretary of state for the way forward for work.


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She could possibly be moved to the levelling up division, the place Lisa Nandy presently resides. 

Labour ministers fronting Keir Starmer’s missions are anticipated to be secure: these would come with: Rachel Reeves (financial progress), Wes Streeting (well being), Bridget Phillipson (training), Yvette Cooper (house) and Ed Miliband (local weather).

However there have been repeated rumours in latest months that Starmer might the truth is go forward and sack his local weather spokesperson. Learn extra right here. 

Amongst these tipped for a promotion is Darren Jones, following his performances in his function as chair of parliament’s enterprise committee.

Jones might take both of the brand new enterprise and commerce or the science and know-how posts. These are each positions which might shadow Whitehall departments created by the prime minister in February. 


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Right here’s what’s taking place at this time:

  • Barring a final minute change of plans from LOTO, a Labour shadow cupboard reshuffle is on the playing cards
  • MPs return from summer time recess with a deal with crumbling concrete in faculties, the training secretary is anticipated to make an announcement as 3pm

Stick with us and we’ll carry you all the newest developments as they unfold.