The shadow cabinet reshuffle *finally* announced – who has gone where?

Here are the movers and shakers

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has finally completed his cabinet reshuffle, several hours after it was originally supposed to be announced.

Unfortunately for the eager press, there has been very little movement in the shadow cabinet, with much of the line-up remaining the same.

Former shadow culture secretary Michael Dugher was sacked yesterday and replaced by Maria Eagle, who was previously shadow defence secretary. Corbyn has appointed Emily Thornberry as shadow defence secretary.

After the sacking of Dugher, which became high profile arguably because there was a vacuum of announcements for the media to report, many Labour members (including those within the shadow cabinet) criticised Corbyn’s decisions.

However, Labour mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan said: “Love him or loathe him, he always stands up for what he believes.”

Here’s the full line-up:

Jeremy Corbyn – leader of the opposition

Tom Watson – deputy leader, party chair and shadow cabinet office minister

John McDonnell – shadow chancellor of the exchequer

Emily Thornberry – shadow defence secretary 

Andy Burnham – shadow home secretary

Hilary Benn – shadow foreign secretary

Angela Eagle – shadow business secretary and shadow first secretary of state

Maria Eagle – shadow culture secretary

Rosie Winterton – opposition chief whip

Heidi Alexander – shadow health secretary

Lucy Powell – shadow education secretary

Owen Smith – shadow work and pensions secretary

Seema Malhotra – shadow chief secretary to the Treasury 

Lord Falconer – shadow justice secretary and shadow Lord Chancellor

Lisa Nandy – shadow energy secretary

Jon Trickett – shadow communities and local government secretary and constitutional covention minister

Chris Bryant – shadow leader of the House of Commons

Lilian Greenwood – shadow transport secretary

Vernon Coaker – shadow Northern Ireland secretary

Nia Griffith – shadow Wales secretary

Ian Murray – shadow Scotland secretary

Diane Abbott – shadow international development secretary 

Kerry McCarthy – shadow environment, food and rural affairs secretary

Kate Green – shadow woman and equalities minister

Gloria De Piero – shadow young people and voter registration minister

Luciana Berger – shadow mental health minister

Baroness Smith – shadow leader of the House of the Lords

Lord Bassam – House of Lords opposition chief whip

 

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