Workers’ Rocket: Yvette Cooper Promoted to Shadow Home Secretary and Lisa Nandy to Shadow Michael Gove on Leveling Card | Politics news

Yvette Cooper has been elevated to shadow interior minister, while Lisa Nandy will move from shadow foreign minister to equalization as Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer reshuffles his cabinet.

Ms Cooper, who kept the overview of home affairs from 2011 to 2015 under ex. Labor leader Ed Miliband, will leave his current role as chairman of the influential Commons Committee on Home Affairs and return to the shadow cabinet.

She will go head to head with Interior Minister Priti Patel on the issue of migrant passengers.

Ms Nandy will now shadow Leveling Up Secretary Michael Gove, while David Lammy has been promoted to his former shadow foreign minister role from the judiciary.

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Shadow Foreign Secretary Lisa Nandy speaks at the UK's Labor Party annual conference in Brighton, UK
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Lisa Nandy moves from shadow foreign minister to shadow foreign minister against Michael Gove, understands Sky News

Others who have been boosted to more prominent positions in Sir Keirs the top team includes Wes Streeting, who is moving to shadow health secretary, and Bridget Phillipson, who will change from shadow chief secretary to finance ministry to shadow education secretary.

Meanwhile, Jonathan Ashworth, who has had a health brief through the pandemic, moves to shadow work and retirement secretary, saying he was “excited” about the new role.

Former Education Letter Holder Kate Green has been removed from the shadow cabinet along with former Shadow Wales Secretary Nia Griffith and former Shadow Environment Secretary Luke Pollard.

Earlier on Monday, former shadow Minister for Youth and Democracy Cat Smith and former shadow lawyer Lord Falconer announced that they were also resigning from Labour’s front seat.

Sir Keir’s top team now includes:

• Angela Rayner as Vice President, Shadow First Secretary of State, Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Shadow Secretary of State for Future Work

• Rachel Reeves as Chancellor of the Shadow

• David Lammy as shadow foreign minister

• Yvette Cooper as Shadow Home Secretary

• Wes Streeting as shadow health secretary

• Lisa Nandy as shadow plan, housing, community and municipal secretary

• Jonathan Reynolds as shadow business secretary

• Ed Miliband as shadow climate change and net-zero secretary

• John Healey as shadow defense secretary

• Lucy Powell as Secretary for Shadow Digital, Culture, Media and Sports

• Bridget Phillipson as shadow education secretary

• Jim McMahon as shadow environment secretary

• Nick Thomas-Symonds as shadow international trade secretary

• Steve Reed as shadow justice secretary

• Louise Haigh as shadow transport secretary

• Jenny Chapman as Minister in the Shadow Cabinet

• Louise Haigh as shadow transport secretary

• Anneliese Dodds as Secretary for Women and Gender Equality and President of Labor

• Jonathan Ashworth as shadow worker and pension secretary

• Emily Thornberry as a shadow lawyer

• Jo Stevens as shadow secretary in Wales

• Ian Murray as shadow secretary in Scotland

• Peter Kyle as shadow minister in Northern Ireland

• Thangam Debbonaire as shadow Commons leader

• Dr. Rosena Allin-Khan as shadow minister for mental health

• Preet Gill as shadow minister for international development

• Pat McFadden as Secretary General of the Treasury Department

• Alan Campbell as shadow boss whip

• Angela Smith as shadow leader of the House of Lords

Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer speaks at the Birmingham mailbox during the CBI's annual conference
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Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer is carrying out a relocation for the first time in six months

In a statement, Sir Keir said: “With this shift, we are a smaller, more focused shadow cabinet that reflects the form of government we are shadowing.

“We must hold the Conservative government accountable on behalf of the public and demonstrate that we are the right choice to form the next government.”

The Labor leader said he was “pleased” to have appointed Mrs Nandy to foreign affairs, adding that “there will be no one better than Lisa to lead this work”.

Ed Miliband says the government is not taking COP26 seriously enough
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Ed Miliband will take on the climate briefing

Meanwhile, Mr Miliband will “lead in the shadow cabinet to develop Labor’s comprehensive plans for net zero in a first term Labor government and hold the government accountable for its failure to act”, said Sir Keir.

The reorganization comes six months later Sir Keirlast refresh of his shadow cabinet in the wake of a mixed night for Labor in maize elections in the UK.

Analysis, Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent

Yvette Cooper, back in the political front line as shadow interior minister – again – in the Starmer-shuffle headline appointment, is considered by many MPs to be Labour’s lost leader.

However, no more. After giving up the £ 15,000 a year chair of the Home Affairs Committee after five years, she is almost certainly back as a leading candidate for the Labor crown again.

And that means all the leading candidates to succeed Sir Keir Starmer if he stumbles before the next general election or does gloomily when the election comes, all are women.

Ms Cooper joins a very talented trio of Deputy Leader Angela Rayner, Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves and the new Shadow Leveling Secretary Lisa Nandy as the Labor leaders’ frontrunners.

In a tweet, Ms Cooper said: “I look forward to coming to work as Labor’s shadow Home Secretary working with Keir Starmer and building on the work done by Nick Thomas-Symonds.

“We want our society and country to be strong, secure and secure. The Interior Ministry is failing people badly. A lot to do.”

Lammy also said on social media that he was “honored” to be appointed shadow foreign minister and praised his predecessor Nandy for “keeping the Tories’ feet to the fire”.

“I am honored to be appointed shadow Foreign Secretary for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs. At a time when Britain is reshaping itself on the world stage, I look forward to setting out Labor’s vision of a value-driven foreign policy based on co-operation and internationalism,” he said. Mr. Lammy.

Britain's Shadow State Minister of Justice David Lammy speaks at the UK's Labor Party Annual Conference in Brighton, UK, 28 September 2021. REUTERS / Hannah McKay
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David Lammy has been promoted to the State Department

The newly appointed shadow health secretary, Mr. Streeting, tweeted: “Glad to have been appointed shadow health and social secretary.

“This year, the NHS saved my life, and staff across health and social care are getting us through the worst pandemic we’ve ever remembered. Labor created the NHS. We want to make it fit for the future.”

Earlier this year, Mr. Streeting diagnosed with kidney cancer and had a kidney removed.

Some have suggested that the quake happened quite abruptly.

Speaking earlier Monday morning at an event in Westminster amid swirling rumors of a reshuffle, Labor Vice-President Angela Rayner said: “I do not know the details of the reshuffle or the timing of who I have been here and concentrated on my role now.

Wes Streeting
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Wes Streeting will take over as shadow health secretary

“But six months ago I said again that we need some consistency in how we approach things as an opposition. I want us to see ourselves as a government that waits, I want us to do that job. “

Sky’s political correspondent Kate McCann reported that Mrs Rayner received a call from Sir Keir on Monday morning to say she would keep her role, but that she was not given any details or consulted about the reshuffle itself.

Lammy said on social media that he was “honored” to be appointed shadow foreign minister and praised his predecessor Nandy for “keeping the Tories’ feet to the fire”.

“I am honored to be appointed shadow Foreign Secretary for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs. At a time when Britain is reshaping itself on the world stage, I look forward to setting out Labor’s vision of a value-driven foreign policy based on co-operation and internationalism.” said Mr. Lammy.

Kat Smith
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Cat Smith was the first person to leave the shadow cabinet on Monday

While she announces her departure from Sir Keirs shadow cabinet, Smith tweeted a copy of a letter she had sent to the Labor leader, warning Sir Keir of the “damage” that Jeremy Corbyn remained suspended from the Labor Labor Party.

Sir Keir’s earlier reshuffle provoked controversy in the party when he dismissed Mrs Rayner as President of Labor.

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