Pat McFadden: Shadow chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and national campaign coordinator
Before becoming an MP, McFadden served as Tony Blair’s political secretary. After being elected in 2005, he served in both Blair and Brown’s cabinets, and backed Liz Kendall as Labour leader.
Jeremy Corbyn sacked McFadden from the post of shadow minister for Europe for “disloyalty”, which prompted other members of the shadow cabinet to resign. Reappointed to the shadow cabinet by Starmer, he has now been given the posts of shadow chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and national campaign coordinator as Labour looks towards next year’s election.
Hilary Benn: Shadow secretary of state for Northern Ireland
Also sacked by Jeremy Corbyn, Hilary Benn is back in the shadow cabinet. Son of Tony Benn, the MP for Leeds Central is remembered for his speech in favour of air strikes in Syria, and served as secretary of state for international development in Tony Blair’s government.
Ellie Reeves: Deputy national campaign coordinator
The former employment rights lawyer is the sister of shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves and is married to fellow Labour MP John Cryer.
A critic of former leader Jeremy Corbyn, Reeves served on Labour’s governing National Executive Committee until she was defeated by Momentum, the grassroots faction which formed much of Corbyn’s power-base.
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