Angela Rayner handed new role as Keir Starmer continues Labour reshuffle

2023-09-04 11:10:47  • 2 mins

By Paul Seddon

Politics reporter

Angela Rayner has been appointed shadow levelling up secretary, as Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer reshuffles his shadow cabinet.

She replaces Lisa Nandy, who is demoted to become the party's new shadow minister for international development.

Ms Rayner will remain the party's deputy leader and will also take on the new role of shadow deputy prime minister.

Sir Keir is reshaping his top team as MPs return from their summer recess.

It comes after Prime Minister Rishi Sunak tweaked his cabinet in a mini-reshuffle last week, with Grant Shapps becoming defence secretary.

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