Sir Keir Starmer reshuffles Labour frontbench amid poll recriminations

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has revamped his frontbench team in the wake of dismal election results.

Anneliese Dodds has been sacked as shadow chancellor and will become party chair.

Replacing her as Rishi Sunak’s opposite number is Rachel Reeves.

Angela Rayner, who was sacked as party chair yesterday, will become shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

Chief whip Nick Brown has been sacked and will be replaced by Alan Campbell.

A spokesman for Mr Brown said: “Nick thinks it’s a reasonable time for Nick to move on. He and Keir have parted on good terms, with mutual respect. He wishes Keir and the new chief whip ever success.”

Wes Streeting has been given a new brief on child poverty, while Lucy Powell will become shadow housing secretary.

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