Ed Miliband returns to Labour frontbench in Keir Starmer reshuffle

Rajeev Syal
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Ed Milband is returning to frontline politics as Labour’s shadow energy secretary, the party has disclosed, as the new leader, Keir Starmer, completed the announcement of his shadow cabinet.

As well as the return of the former leader, who stood down in 2015, David Lammy, the MP for Tottenham who has campaigned for justice for the Windrush victims, has been promoted to shadow justice secretary. Lord Falconer, the former solicitor general who was closely associated with Tony Blair’s government, will return to the shadow cabinet as shadow attorney general.

Rebecca Long Bailey, who came second in the contest to become leader to Starmer, has been given a job as shadow education secretary. She is one of few outright supporters of Jeremy Corbyn who have survived a cull of the last cabinet.

Emily Thornberry, the former shadow foreign secretary under Corbyn, will return as shadow international trade secretary. John Healey, who covered the housing brief under Corbyn, will be the party’s new defence spokesman.

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer unveils his new-look shadow 

The shadow cabinet in full

• Keir Starmer, leader of the opposition.
• Angela Rayner, deputy leader and chair of the Labour party.
• Anneliese Dodds, shadow chancellor of the exchequer.
• Lisa Nandy, shadow foreign secretary.
• Nick Thomas-Symonds, shadow home secretary.
• Rachel Reeves, shadow chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
• David Lammy, shadow justice secretary.
• John Healey, shadow defence secretary.
• Ed Miliband, shadow business, energy and industrial secretary.
• Emily Thornberry, shadow international trade secretary.
• Jonathan Reynolds, shadow work and pensions secretary.
• Jonathan Ashworth, shadow secretary of state for health and social care.
• Rebecca Long-Bailey, shadow education secretary.
• Jo Stevens, shadow digital, culture, media and sport.
• Bridget Philipson, shadow chief secretary to the Treasury.
• Luke Pollard, shadow environment, food and rural affairs secretary.
• Steve Reed, shadow communities and local government secretary.
• Thangam Debbonaire, shadow housing secretary.
• Jim McMahon, shadow transport secretary.
• Preet Kaur Gill, shadow international development secretary.
• Louise Haigh, shadow Northern Ireland secretary (interim while Tony Lloyd is in hospital being treated for coronavirus).
• Ian Murray, shadow Scotland secretary.
• Nia Griffith, shadow Wales secretary.
• Marsha de Cordova, shadow women and equalities secretary.
• Andy McDonald, shadow employment rights and protections secretary.
• Rosena Allin-Khan, shadow minister for mental health.
• Cat Smith, shadow minister for young people and voter engagement.
• Lord Falconer, shadow attorney general.
• Valerie Vaz, shadow leader of the house.
• Nick Brown, opposition chief whip.
• Baroness Smith, shadow leader of the Lords.
• Lord McAvoy, Lords’ Opposition chief whip.

More details soon …