Starmer backs Dodds amid reshuffle rumours

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has backed shadow chancellor Anneliese Dodds following reports he was considering moving her in a reshuffle of his top team. On a local election campaign visit in Milton Keynes, Sir Keir told reporters: “Anneliese Dodds has my confidence, she has my full confidence, she is doing a fantastic job. “And we are one team, and we have got really important elections in May.” His comments came as Labour accused the Government of criminal justice failures, with “plummeting” conviction rates and a backlog of cases.