Labour reshuffle: Keir Starmer to shake up shadow cabinet as Sue Gray joins staff

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2023-09-03 22:26:25  • 3 mins

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer is expected to begin the much-anticipated reshuffle of his shadow cabinet on Monday as Sue Gray finally starts her new role as his chief of staff.

With recent speculation that deputy leader Angela Rayner could have some of her duties revised, anticipation is building as to the future of her role. But because she was elected by party membership, she cannot be removed from the position entirely.

For the most part, Sir Keir is not expected to replace his most senior colleagues, with shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves and shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper anticipated to be secure in their respective positions.

However, multiple reports have suggested that Ms Rayner could be directed towards overseeing the shadow levelling up team, currently overseen by Lisa Nandy.

The deputy leader has described her relationship with Sir Keir as an arranged marriage that has evolved over time, saying that the pair have worked constructively together following their mutual appointment in April 2020.

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