Keir Starmer:

"It is quite frankly insulting to imply frontline staff are wasting PPE.

"There are horrific stories of NHS staff and care workers not having the equipment they need to keep them safe.

"The Government must act to ensure supplies are delivered."

... and of the new front bench team

“This team will take the Labour Party forward in a new era. At present the Labour Party will be utterly focused on working in the national interest, rebuilding people’s trust - and winning the next election.” 

He  has appointed Angela Rayner as Shadow First Secretary of State. She will deputise for him at Prime Minister’s Questions and in other key functions.

Keir's immediate priority will be to respond to Boris Johnson's call for all party leaders to work together to tackle the coronavirus crisis.

The full list of Labour shadow appointments is as follows:

Deputy Leader, 

National Campaign Co-ordinator, Party Chair and
Shadow First Secretary of State
  • Angela Rayner


  • Shadow Chancellor: Anneliese Dodds
  • Shadow Chief Secretary: Bridget Phillipson


  • Dan Carden (Financial Secretary)
  • Pat McFadden (Economic Secretary)
  • Wes Streeting (Exchequer Secretary)

Foreign & Commonwealth Office

  • Shadow Foreign Secretary: Lisa Nandy


  • Wayne David (Middle East and North Africa)
  • Stephen Doughty (Africa – joint with DFID)
  • Stephen Kinnock (Asia and Pacific)
  • Catherine West (Europe & Americas)
  • Fabian Hamilton (Peace and Disarmament)

Home Office

  • Shadow Home Secretary: Nick Thomas-Symonds


  • Bambos Charalambous (Crime reduction and courts)
  • Sarah Jones (Policing and the Fire Service)
  • Holly Lynch (Immigration)
  • Conor McGinn (Security)
  • Jess Phillips (Domestic Violence and Safeguarding)

Cabinet Office

  • Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Rachel Reeves
  • Young People and Voter Engagement: Cat Smith


  • Paul Blomfield (Brexit and EU negotiations, joint with Int Trade)
  • Helen Hayes (Cabinet Office)

Ministry of Justice

  • Shadow Justice Secretary: David Lammy


  • Lyn Brown (Prisons and Probation)
  • Alex Cunningham (Courts and sentencing)
  • Peter Kyle (Victims and Youth Justice)
  • Karl Turner (Legal Aid)

Ministry of Defence

  • Shadow Secretary of State for Defence: John Healey


  • Sharon Hodgson (Veterans)
  • Stephen Morgan (Armed Forces)
  • Khalid Mahmood (Procurement)

Health and Social Care

  • Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care: Jonathan Ashworth
  • Mental Health: Rosena Allin-Khan


  • Liz Kendall (Social Care)
  • Justin Madders (Public Health and prevention)
  • Alex Norris (Public Health and patient safety)

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

  • Shadow Secretary of State for BEIS: Ed Miliband


  • Chi Onwurah (Science, Research & Digital – joint with DCMS)
  • Matthew Pennycook (Climate change)
  • Lucy Powell (Business and Consumers)
  • Alan Whitehead (Green New Deal and Energy)

Work and Pensions

  • Shadow Secretary of State for Work & Pensions: Jonathan Reynolds


  • Jack Dromey (Pensions)
  • Vicky Foxcroft (Disability)
  • Kate Green (Child Poverty Strategy)
  • Seema Malhotra (Employment)

International Trade

  • Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade: Emily Thornberry


  • Paul Blomfield (Joint with CDL)
  • Bill Esterson
  • Gareth Thomas


  • Shadow Education Secretary: Rebecca Long Bailey


  • Margaret Greenwood (Schools)
  • Emma Hardy (FE & Universities)
  • Toby Perkins (Apprenticeships & life-long learning)
  • Tulip Siddiq (Children & Early Years)

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)

  • Shadow Secretary of State for DCMS: Jo Stevens


  • Tracy Brabin (Cultural Industries)
  • Rachel Maskell (Voluntary Sector & Charities)
  • Chris Matheson (Media)
  • Alison McGovern (Sport)
  • Chi Onwurah (Digital, joint with BEIS)
  • Alex Sobel (Tourism & Heritage)

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

  • Shadow DEFRA Secretary: Luke Pollard


  • Steph Peacock (Flooding)
  • Lloyd Russell-Moyle (Natural Environment & Air Quality)
  • Daniel Zeichner (Food, Farming and Fisheries)

Communities and Local Government (CLG)

  • Shadow CLG Secretary: Steve Reed
  • Shadow Housing Secretary: Thangam Debbonaire


  • Mike Amesbury (Housing and Planning)
  • Janet Daby (Faiths)
  • Kate Hollern (Local Government)
  • Naz Shah (Community Cohesion)


  • Shadow Transport Secretary: Jim McMahon


  • Tan Dhesi (Railways)
  • Mike Kane (Regional Transport)
  • Kerry McCarthy (Green transport and aviation)
  • Matt Rodda (Buses)

International Development (DfID)

  • Shadow DfID Secretary: Preet Gill


  • Stephen Doughty (Joint with FCO)
  • Anna McMorrin
  • Yasmin Qureshi

Northern Ireland

  • Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary (interim): Louise Haigh


  • Karin Smyth


  • Shadow Wales Secretary: Nia Griffith


  • Gerald Jones


  • Shadow Scotland Secretary: Ian Murray


  • Chris Elmore (joint with whips office)

Women & Equalities

  • Shadow Women and Equalities Secretary: Marsha de Cordova


  • Gill Furness

Employment Rights and Protections

  • Shadow Employment Rights and Protections Secretary: Andy McDonald


  • Imran Hussain

House of Commons

  • Shadow Leader of the House of Commons: Valerie Vaz
  • Deputy Leader of the House of Commons: Afzal Khan

House of Lords

  • Shadow Leader of the House of Lords: Baroness Smith
  • Lords’ Opposition Chief Whip: Lord McAvoy

Attorney General

  • Lord Falconer

Solicitor General

  • Ellie Reeves

Whips Office

  • Chief Whip: Nick Brown
  • Deputy Chief Whip: Alan Campbell
  • Pairing Whip: Mark Tami
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