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Top Labour MPs have seen their jobs reshuffled as leader Keir Starmer seeks to ramp up his shadow cabinet.

The MP for Holborn and St Pancras has shaken up his top team, including beginning reshuffle announcements during deputy leader Angela Rayner’s speech on Tory sleaze.

LondonWorld has broken down which of the capital’s MPs are moving up - find out whether your MP has been affected here.

David Lammy praised for response after radio caller tells him he “will never be English”  (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)David Lammy praised for response after radio caller tells him he “will never be English”  (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
David Lammy praised for response after radio caller tells him he “will never be English” (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

David Lammy

A big promotion for veteran Tottenham MP David Lammy who leaves his role as shadow justice secretary to shadow Liz Truss at the Foreign Office.

Mr Lammy, who has served his constituency since winning a by-election in 2000 said: “Honoured to be appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs.

“At a time when Britain is recasting itself on the world stage, I look forward to setting out Labour’s vision for a values-led foreign policy based on cooperation and internationalism.”

He praised his predecessor Lisa Nandy’s “tremendous work” and described her as “too hot to handle” for former foreign foreign secretary Dominic Raab.

Mr Lammy has already grilled foreign office minister Amanda Milling in the House of Commons on the prime minister’s promises to “shift heaven and earth” to evacuate Afghans.

Shadow Secretary of State for Child Poverty Wes Streeting. Photo by Leon Neal/Getty ImagesShadow Secretary of State for Child Poverty Wes Streeting. Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images
Shadow Secretary of State for Child Poverty Wes Streeting. Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images

Wes Streeting

Another big role for Ilford North MP Wes Streeting, who moves from his brief as shadow child poverty secretary to shadow secretary for health and social care.

Mr Streeting, who will shadow Sajid Javid at the Ministry for Health, said: “Delighted to have been appointed as Shadow Health & Social Care Secretary.”

Seen as a rising star within Starmer’s team, Mr Streeting has been in Parliament since 2015 and was also treated for - and recovered from - kidney cancer earlier this year.

He added: “This year the NHS saved my life and staff across health and social care are getting us through the worst pandemic in living memory.

“Labour created the NHS. We’ll make it fit for the future.”

Labour MP Emily Thornberry supports Harry Dunn's family. Photo: Getty ImagesLabour MP Emily Thornberry supports Harry Dunn's family. Photo: Getty Images
Labour MP Emily Thornberry supports Harry Dunn's family. Photo: Getty Images

Emily Thornberry

Labour big-hitter Emily Thornberry has been appointed shadow attorney general after being moved from her role as shadow secretary of state for international trade.

The Islington South and Finsbury MP said: “I’ve spent 19 hard months exposing the blunders, lies and betrayals of Tory trade policy, and the continuing act of economic self-harm that is their botched Brexit deal.

“Nick Thomas-Symonds will do a great job taking up those reins, while I go on to the next good fight as shadow attorney general.”

Ms Thornberry has been in parliament since 2005, and previously serviced as shadow foreign secretary from 2016 to 2020.

She also held the shadow attorney general role from 2011 to 2014, under Ed Miliband’s leadership.

Steve Reed MP. Credit: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty ImagesSteve Reed MP. Credit: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images
Steve Reed MP. Credit: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Steve Reed

Croydon North MP Steve Reed OBE will take up the reins as the shadow justice secretary.

Mr Reed, who was first elected in 2012, previously held the shadow communities and local government secretary role.

He said: “I introduced Seni’s Law to secure justice for mental health patients.

“With the guidance on the new law due out this week it’s an honour to be appointed shadow justice secretary.

“It’s been an honour to serve as shadow local government secretary.

“Our councillors and council leaders are the very best of Labour - thank you all for your support.”

Dr rosena Allin-Khan is an A&E doctor - and Shadow Health Minister.Dr rosena Allin-Khan is an A&E doctor - and Shadow Health Minister.
Dr rosena Allin-Khan is an A&E doctor - and Shadow Health Minister.

Dr Rosena Allin-Khan

Finally Dr Rosena Allin-Khan will stay on in her role as shadow minister for mental health.

The Tooting MP - and NHS doctor - said: “Huge thanks to Jonathan Ashworth for all his work as the shadow health sec, and congratulations to Wes Streeting on his promotion.

“I’m proud to be staying on in mental health, continuing my NHS shifts and bringing my real-life experience to the Labour health team.”

Here is Keir Starmer’s full shadow cabinet:

  • Leader of the opposition: Keir Starmer
  • Deputy leader Angela Rayner
  • Shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves
  • Shadow business secretary Jonathan Reynolds
  • Shadow climate change secretary Ed Miliband
  • Shadow cabinet secretary Jenny Chapman
  • Shadow defence secretary John Healey
  • Shadow culture secretary Lucy Powell
  • Shadow education secretary Bridget Phillipson
  • Shadow environment secretary Jim McMahon
  • Shadow foreign secretary David Lammy
  • Shadow health secretary Wes Streeting
  • Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper
  • Shadow international trade secretary Nick Thomas-Symonds
  • Shadow justice secretary Steve Reed
  • Shadow levelling up secretary Lisa Nandy
  • Shadow transport secretary Louise Haigh
  • Shadow women and equalities secretary Anneliese Dodds
  • Shadow work and pensions secretary Jonathan Ashworth
  • Shadow attorney general Emily Thornberry
  • Shadow minister for mental health Rosena Allin-Khan
  • Shadow minister for international development Preet Gill
  • Shadow Treasury chief secretary Pat McFadden
  • Shadow Northern Ireland secretary Peter Kyle
  • Shadow Scotland secretary Ian Murray
  • Shadow Wales secretary Jo Stevens
  • National campaign coordinator Shabana Mahmood
  • Shadow leader of the House of Commons Thangam Debbonaire
  • Shadow leader of the House of Lords Angela Smith
  • Shadow chief whip Alan Campbell
  • Opposition chief whip in the House Roy Kennedy