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Labour leadership: Lisa Nandy appointed shadow foreign secretary

Image copyright PA Media Labour leadership hopeful Lisa Nandy has been appointed shadow foreign secretary in Keir Starmer’s new shadow cabinet. Other appointments include Anneliese Dodds as shadow chancellor and Nick Thomas-Symonds as shadow home secretary. Sir Keir won the contest to succeed Jeremy Corbyn on Saturday. The 57-year-old defeated Ms Nandy and Rebecca Long-Bailey […]

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Five challenges for new Labour leader

Image copyright Getty Images Even before the coronavirus emergency, the next Labour leader was facing a formidable set of challenges. Here is what is likely to be at the top of Sir Keir Starmer’s in-tray. Coronavirus In February, Sir Keir Starmer said that if he won the Labour leadership he would use the Commons to […]

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Who is deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner?

Image copyright Getty Images Angela Rayner has been elected Labour’s new deputy leader. She has been a long-standing member of Jeremy Corbyn’s cabinet, but will now hold one of the key jobs in the party. So how did she get to this point? The pledges Image copyright PA MediaImage caption Ms Rayner was a leading […]

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Labour leadership winner: Sir Keir Starmer

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSir Keir Starmer: What you need to know about the new Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has been elected as the Labour Party’s new leader. Widely considered as the frontrunner during the leadership race, Sir Keir was at the heart of Labour’s front bench during the tumultuous […]