SIR KEIR STARMER'S LABOUR CABINET 2024

 

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Sir Keir Starmer's first speech as newly elected Prime Minister, Number 10 Downing Street 5th July 2024 - Labour Party

 

 

Sir Keir Starmer Prime Minister - Sir Keir was elected Labour leader in April 2020, replacing Jeremy Corbyn in the wake of the partyís historic defeat at the 2019 election. He made his Westminster debut as the MP for Holborn and St Pancras in May 2015.

Before that, he was an accomplished lawyer specialising in human rights, eventually working his way up to serve as Director of Public Prosecutions and head of the Crown Prosecution Service. In 2014, he received a knighthood for his services to criminal justice.

Sir Keir grew up in Surrey, where he won a place at Reigate Grammar School after passing the 11-plus exam. It became a private school two years after he joined, although existing pupils like him had their fees covered up to the age of 16 by the local council. He went on to study law at the University of Leeds and later obtained a postgraduate degree from Oxford.

Sir Keirís father was a toolmaker, and his mother was a nurse. He has said he ďgrew up working classĒ, and during the election campaign often recalled the time his parents had their phone cut off to save money when he was a child. He is married to Victoria, who works in the NHS. He has two teenage children, aged 13 and 16, who he never names or allows to be photographed in public.


 



ANGELA RAYNER

 

Angela Rayner was first elected as the MP for Ashton-under-Lyne in 2015 and served in Mr Corbynís shadow cabinet for several years before being appointed as Sir Keirís deputy leader in 2020.

The forthright MP describes herself as working class, and highlights on her website that she is ďnot an Oxbridge-educated, former special adviser, professional politicianĒ, nor did she have a ďprivileged upbringingĒ.

Born in Stockport, Greater Manchester, Ms Rayner grew up on a council estate and attended her local comprehensive, Avondale High School, now Stockport Academy. She recalls being told that she would ďnever amount to anythingĒ after falling pregnant at 16 and leaving school with no qualifications.

She went on to become a care worker for the local council before working her way up to a senior role at the Unison trade union. In 2015, she became the first female MP in Ashton-under-Lyneís 180-year history.

She will effectively be Housing Secretary, building on Labourís pledge to construct homes up and down the country.

Ms Rayner was accused of misleading tax officials over the address of her main residence earlier this year. She always denied wrongdoing, and was cleared of owing capital gains tax on the sale of her home after an investigation by HMRC.

RACHEL REEVES

 

Rachel Reeves, the MP for Leeds West since 2010, has become the first female Chancellor. She was promoted to shadow chancellor in May 2021, having first been appointed shadow chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster when Sir Keir took over as leader.

She did not serve in Mr Corbynís shadow cabinet, but did hold senior roles in Ed Milibandís top team when he was Labour leader, including that of shadow work and pensions secretary.

Ms Reeves said she hoped her appointment as the first female Chancellor would inspire future generations of women, saying: ďIt is the honour of my life to have been appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer.

ďI know what responsibility it brings, and I am ready to deliver the change our economy needs to make working people in all parts of the country better off. It comes with a historic responsibility as the first woman to be appointed Chancellor. To every young girl and woman reading this, let today show that there should be no limits on your ambitions.Ē

DAVID LAMMY

 

David Lammy, the Foreign Secretary, was first elected as the MP for Tottenham in 2000, in a by-election triggered by the death of Bernie Grant.

He served in both the Blair and Brown governments before returning to the backbenches in opposition for nearly a decade. He was appointed as Sir Keirís shadow justice secretary in November 2020, and promoted to the foreign brief in 2021.

Despite his previous experience in government, Mr Lammyís place in the Cabinet did not appear assured. He was largely absent from the campaign trail, and there were rumours that Sir Keir intended to replace him.

YVETTE COOPER

 

Yvette Cooper returns to government as Home Secretary, having first been first elected in the 1997 Labour landslide and subsequently holding several government posts under both Sir Tony Blair and Mr Brown. 

She went on to serve in Mr Milibandís shadow cabinet before returning to the backbenches under Mr Corbynís leadership. Since November 2021, she had been Sir Keirís shadow home secretary.

She has had a long career in politics, working on Bill Clintonís presidential campaign in the early 1990s and advising the former Labour leader John Smith and veteran MP Harriet Harman. Before her election in 1997, she worked as a journalist at The Independent.

RICHARD HERMER KC

 

Richard Hermer KC, the Attorney General, was a surprise appointment and is not an elected MP.

He will be made a peer to take the attending Cabinet role, which had been expected to go to Emily Thornberry who held the shadow position since November 2021.

Mr Hermer is a barrister at Matrix chambers, a set co-founded by Sir Tony Blairís wife Cherie.

The lawyer has had a career in public international law spanning two decades, and has brought claims against governments, including against the UK authorities.

He acted for over 900 victims in the Grenfell Tower disaster, and also on behalf of children unlawfully held in immigration detention centres.

SHABANA MAHMOOD

 

Shabana Mahmood, the Justice Secretary, was first elected to represent Birmingham Ladywood in 2010. She started in Sir Keirís shadow cabinet as his campaign chief, taking on the justice role last year.

Ms Mahmood was born in Birmingham but lived for five years as a young child in Taif, Saudi Arabia, where her father relocated to work as a civil engineer. 

LISA NANDY

 

Lisa Nandy has been appointed as the new Culture Secretary. The role had been earmarked for Thangam Debbonaire before she lost her seat to the Greens in Bristol.

The Culture Secretary has one of the most diverse jobs in Whitehall, which includes negotiation of the BBC licence fee agreement every five years.

In opposition, Ms Nandy had been shadow international development secretary. Four years ago, she blamed the Tories under Boris Johnson for fostering an ďanti-media and anti-BBC feelingĒ on social media by threatening to scrap the licence fee.

STEVE REED

 

Steve Reed was first elected to represent Croydon North at a 2012 the by-election to replace the late MP, Malcolm Wicks.

He has held a number of front bench roles across the Miliband, Corbyn and Starmer years, including in the shadow Home Office, education and justice teams. He became shadow environment secretary, having been reshuffled from the justice brief in November 2021.

Before running for Parliament, Mr Reed worked in education and business publishing. He also led Lambeth council for more than six years.

JOHN HEALEY

 

John Healey was first elected to Parliament as the MP for Wentworth in 1997, and went on to serve in both the Blair and Brown governments. 

He has also been a prominent figure in opposition, serving as the shadow secretary of state for health, housing and defence under Mr Miliband, Mr Corbyn and Sir Keir respectively.

Before his political career, Mr Healey worked in the charity sector and served as the campaigns director for the Trades Union Congress for three years.

WES STREETING

 

Wes Streeting, the Health Secretary, who was first elected the MP for Ilford North in 2015, had been the shadow health secretary since November 2021. 

He previously served as Sir Keirís shadow secretary of state for child poverty and the shadow schools minister, as well as the shadow exchequer secretary to the Treasury.

Before becoming an MP, he served as the deputy leader of Redbridge council and worked for various charities with a focus on tackling educational inequality.

ED MILLIBAND

 

Ed Miliband has been the shadow energy secretary since 2021. He previously led Labour from 2010 to 2015, stepping down following the partyís crushing loss to the Tories at the 2015 general election.

He was first elected as the MP for Doncaster North in May 2005, and served in Gordon Brownís government before succeeding the New Labour veteran as leader, having defeated his brother David in the race for the top job.

He took a break from front-line politics during Mr Corbynís tenure, returning as Sir Keirís shadow business secretary before taking the energy brief.

BRIDGET PHILLIPSON

 

Bridget Phillipson had been Sir Keirís shadow education secretary since November 2021, following her promotion from shadow chief secretary to the Treasury.

Since she was first elected as MP for Houghton and Sunderland South in 2010, she has served as an opposition whip under Mr Miliband and sat on several parliamentary committees, including the high-profile public accounts committee.

Before running for Parliament, she managed a refuge for women and children fleeing domestic violence.

PAT MCFADDEN

 

Pat McFadden was first elected as the MP for Wolverhampton South East in 2005, and has held several senior posts in opposition, including shadow business secretary under Ed Miliband and shadow chief secretary to the Treasury under Sir Keir. 

Last year, he was made shadow chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Labourís campaign chief.

Before running for Parliament, he worked as a researcher for Donald Dewar, a Scottish Labour MP, and as a speechwriter for the former Labour leader John Smith. He was also an adviser to Sir Tony, both in opposition and later in Downing Street.

LOUISE HAIGH

 

Louise Haigh was first elected as the MP for Sheffield Heeley in 2015, and held several junior roles on Mr Corbynís front bench before being appointed as shadow Northern Ireland secretary when Sir Keir took charge, and later as shadow transport secretary.

Before running for Parliament, Ms Haigh, who describes herself as a ďproud trade unionistĒ and stands out among MPs with her brightly-dyed hair, worked for the local council youth service and served as a shop steward for the Unite union. She also volunteered as a special constable in the Metropolitan Police.

IAN MURRAY

 

Ian Murray was first elected to Parliament in 2010 as the MP for Edinburgh South. He quickly got involved in committees, joining three in his first year, and was promoted to the Labour frontbench in 2011, where he was made a business minister. He returned to the backbenches during the Corbyn years before being brought back into the fold as Sir Keirís shadow secretary of state for Scotland.

Mr Murray grew up on a housing estate in Edinburgh in a family that worked as coopers and slaughtermen. He attended Wester Hailes education centre and got his first job as a paperboy at the age of 12. He went on to study social policy and law at the University of Edinburgh, and later launched his own events management business.

JO STEVENS

 

Jo Stevens was first elected as the MP for Cardiff Central in 2015, and held several roles on Mr Cobynís frontbench before quitting in 2017 over Labourís position on Brexit. She was brought back on by Sir Keir in 2020, first as shadow culture secretary, and then as shadow secretary of state for Wales.

Ms Stevens, a former lawyer, grew up in North Wales and attended Argoed High School and Elfed High School, both state-funded. She went on to study law at the University of Manchester before joining Thompsons Solicitors, an employment rights firm with a focus on social justice.

HILARY BENN

 

Hilary Benn, the son of Tony Benn, the prominent Left-wing Labour politician, was first elected to Parliament in 1999, two years after Sir Tonyís landslide victory, at the by-election to replace the late Leeds Central MP Derek Fatchett.

He held a number of senior government roles under both Sir Tony and Mr Brown, including an almost four-year stint as secretary of state for international development, and remained on the Labour frontbench until he was sacked by Mr Corbyn in 2016. After a long hiatus, he returned last year as Sir Keirís shadow Northern Ireland secretary.

PETER KYLE

 

Peter Kyle entered Parliament as the MP for Hove in 2015, and was first appointed to the Labour frontbench when Sir Keir became leader five years later.

He was promoted to shadow secretary of state for Northern Ireland in 2021, and took on the science brief last year.

Before running for office, he worked as an aid worker in Eastern Europe and the Balkans, setting up an orphanage in Romania. He returned to the UK to work on policy in the Cabinet Office.

LIZ KENDAL

 

Liz Kendall was first elected as the MP for Leicester West in 2010. She served on Mr Milibandís front bench and later as a shadow health minister under Sir Keir before being promoted to shadow work and pensions secretary.

Before running for office, she was director of the Ambulance Service Network and the Maternity Alliance charity. She also worked for two think tanks, one of them the Institute for Public Policy Research, where she specialised in health, social care and childrenís early years.

JOHNATHAN REYNOLDS

 

Jonathan Reynolds was first elected as the MP for Stalybridge and Hyde in 2010, and has held several front bench roles over the years, including under Mr Corbyn.

Sir Keir appointed him as shadow work and pensions secretary in 2020 before he was moved to the business brief in 2021.

Before becoming an MP, he worked at Stockport council and qualified as a lawyer.

LUCY POWELL

 

Lucy Powell has been a long-serving shadow minister under three successive Labour leaders: Mr Miliband, Mr Corbyn and Sir Keir.

Having previously been a pro-Euro campaigner and adviser to Mr Miliband, she was first elected to the Commons when she won a 2012 by-election in Manchester Central.

She held the seat at the general election with a majority of 13,797 and has now become Leader of the Commons after previously holding the shadow portfolio.

JAMES TIMPSON

 

James Timpson has been ennobled and will become minister of state for prisons, parole and probation. 

He has been the chief executive of Timpson, the high street shoe repair and key cutting chain, since 2002.

The firm is known for employing released prisoners and Mr Timpson has been chair of the Prison Reform Trust since 2016.

SIR PATRICK VALLANCE

 

Sir Patrick Vallance has been appointed as the minister of state for science, having served as the Governmentís chief scientific adviser from 2018 to 2023.

He came to prominence during the pandemic as one of the scientific experts who appeared on the nationís televisions in daily briefings. Sir Patrick, 64, publicly backed Labourís flagship manifesto pledge to set up a publicly owned energy firm in May.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOSSIL FOOLS - Geriatric politicians with 'climate-senile' policies will find in difficult to break away from their corrupt ways, as part time politicians with two jobs. Their main job being to find paid consultancy work, rather than craft policies and create statute that works to protect our voters from lung cancer, energy shortages and a lack of affordable (sustainable) housing.

 

The 'zerophobics' are the undertakers of the political world, sending millions of ordinary people to an early grave, while loading us with NHS, hospital and staff costs that would not be needed if we had clean air in our cities.

 

Basically, the longer you are in politics, the more likely you are to be exposed to bribes, from climate deniers, mostly fossil fuel and energy companies, looking to keep on pumping toxic fumes into the atmosphere, so they can keep making money. The political undertakers are working with them to keep hospitals stocked with cancer victims, adding to the £Trillions we owe as part of the national debt. Under Boris and Rishi Sunack, pensioner's saving have halved in real terms. They are blood sucking vampires, draining what little you had saved for your retirement.

 

 

 

 

 

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SIR KIER STARMER'S LABOUR PARTY CABINET 2024

 

 

 

 

Sir Kier Starmer

 

 

 

Angela Rayner

 

 

 

Rachel Reeves

 

 

 

David Lammy

 

 

 

Yvette Cooper

 

 

 

 Lord Richard Hermer KC

 

 

 

 Shabana Mahmood

 

 

 

 Lisa Nandy

 

 

 

Steve Reed

 

 

 

 John Healey

 

 

 

 Wes Streeting

 

 

 

 Ed Miliband

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bridget Phillipson

 

 

 

 Pat McFadden

 

 

 

 Louise Haigh

 

 

 

Ian Murray

 

 

 

Jo Stevens

 

 

 

 Hillary Benn

 

 

 

 Peter Kyle

 

 

 

 Liz Kendal

 

 

 

Johnathan Reynolds

 

 

 

 Lucy Powell

 

 

 

 James Timpson

 

 

 

 Sir Patrick Vallance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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