Wigan MP Lisa Nandy becomes new Shadow Foreign Secretary

Wigan MP Lisa Nandy joins the new shadow cabinetWigan MP Lisa Nandy joins the new shadow cabinet
Wigan MP Lisa Nandy joins the new shadow cabinet | jpimedia
Lisa Nandy has earned a top spot in new Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer's new-look shadow cabinet.

The newly-elected Labour leader has chosen the Wigan MP as his shadow foreign secretary. Ms Nandy was previously the Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, a role she took in 2015 before resigning in 2016.

Anneliese Dodds becomes the shadow chancellor and Nick Thomas-Symonds takes the role of shadow home secretary.

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Rachel Reeves will be shadow chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, while Jonathan Ashworth will remain shadow health secretary.

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Nick Brown has been re-appointed chief whip and Angela Smith remains shadow leader of the Lords.

John McDonnell and Diane Abbott, who served under Jeremy Corbyn, are out of the shadow cabinet, but former shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry is expected to remain - albeit in a different role.

Sir Keir said: "We are living through a national emergency. Under my leadership, the Labour Party will always act in the country's interest to save lives and protect livelihoods. That will be the number one priority of my shadow cabinet.

"We will be a responsible opposition that supports the Government where we believe they are right and challenge them when we believe mistakes are being made."