Ms Rayner added: "I will take the fight to the Tories on their dodgy contracts and sleaze. And I will set out Labour's policy to replace Tory cronyism and cash for mates with an insourcing revolution so that public services are delivered in the public interest, not for private profit.
"I will work tirelessly to reform our Party and deliver a policy agenda that will enable us to reconnect with the voters that we need to win, especially in our traditional heartlands, and show that the Labour Party speaks for the working class. That is our founding mission.
"I also want to thank friends from all across the Labour Party and our movement who have been in touch with me. United we stand, divided we fall. The past we inherit the future we build. Solidarity."
Ashworth: Sacked chief whip 'a Labour legend'
Jonathan Ashworth has said in a Tweet he is "delighted" to be staying in his job as shadow health secretary:
The BBC understands Angela Rayner will play a leading role in developing Labour party policy,
particularly in relation to the government's "levelling up agenda",
economic policy and workers' rights.
A supporter of Ms Rayner told the BBC: "On Friday Keir couldn't answer a simple question
about what Labour's vision is, what our offer is and how we will win back the
voters in our heartland seats. Angela can answer that question and is the best
person to lead the fightback in the Red Wall."
Rayner remains the party’s elected deputy leader, and will now also shadow Michael Gove as the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. She was also given two new titles - shadow First Secretary of State, and shadow Secretary of State for the Future of Work.
Powell promoted to shadow cabinet
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Sir Keir Starmer has promoted Manchester Central MP Lucy Powell in his reshuffle of the shadow cabinet.
She moves from a junior job as shadow business minister to shadow housing secretary
In a Tweet she said: "Really pleased to become the shadow housing secretary - some really big issues to tackle from cladding, housing crisis, private rented sector, homelessness and providing decent housing for all, to name a few.
"I will really miss my role as shadow business minister and Ed Miliband."
Miliband remains in his position as the party's shadow business and energy secretary.
Starmer's reshuffle: It was messy - but he kept his head down and got it done
It's not an enormous sweeping reshuffle on some kind of vast scale, but there are some particular changes of note.
First of all, Angela Rayner, deputy leader of the Labour party - the bust up with Keir Starmer began all the bitterness and the disputes of this reshuffle today.
She will actually go to another big job, she'll be the shadow chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, a fancy name for being somebody who will be very senior indeed in the team who will face off in the House of Commons against Michael Gove.
Shadow chancellor, Anneliese Dodds, has been demoted to become the party chair. She will be replaced by Rachel Reeves, somebody who's been prominent in Labour circles for a long time, not somebody who's identified with the left of the party in any way.
And one other thing, perhaps not a huge household name, but a name that really matters around these parts, is the veteran chief whip - Nick Brown - he is out.
He's put out a statement saying that he and Keir Starmer have left things on perfectly decent terms but in terms of the machinations of how this place works, his departure is something that really will matter.
This is certainly not been the kind of day that Keir Starmer would have wanted. A reshuffle is supposed to be about putting a rocket in people's bellies, getting things going.
Particularly after Labour had a very patchy set of results with some really tough contests, losing ground to the Tories in many areas that they like to think of as their own.
That said, Starmer's allies are saying tonight that he resisted some demands other people were making, he kept his head down, he took longer than they would have wanted and it was messy - but in the end he did manage to get it done.
But I think this does give a wobble to Labour's sentiment. He has critics on the left who have already used this as an opportunity to pile in and push him to try to change direction.
The shadow cabinet itself is due to meet tomorrow at noon, one wonders quite what the atmosphere will be like in the room.
Reeves: 'Honoured' to be Labour shadow Chancellor
Rachel Reeves has replaced Anneliese Dodds as Labour's shadow chancellor.
In a Tweet, Reeves said she was "honoured" to take the role:
The Labour reshuffle was triggered when Sir Keir Starmer sacked Angela Rayner from her role as party chair and campaign coordinator, following poor results in the English local elections.
She has now been given the role of shadowing Michael Gove in the Cabinet Office, and will also take the titles shadow First Secretary of State, and shadow secretary for the Future of Work
An ally of Rayner said:
“Angela obviously comes out of this significantly more
powerful both in terms of the party and policy. She will be much more visible
now she isn't being held back.
“She will lead both party reform and the development of a
policy agenda that is credible, radical and actually connects with the voters
we need to win.
"She will set out our vision, develop policy across
the board and lead the fight to win back voters across former Labour heartlands
and take on the government's sham "levelling up" agenda."
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BreakingShadow Cabinet in full
Shadow Cabinet team is as follows:
Angela Rayner - Deputy Leader, Shadow
First Secretary of State, Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and
Shadow Secretary of State for the Future of Work
Anneliese Dodds - Party Chair & Chair
of Labour Policy
Shabana Mahmood - National Campaign
Alan Campbell - Shadow Chief
Rachel Reeves - Shadow Chancellor of
Bridget Phillipson Shadow Chief Secretary
Lisa Nandy - Shadow Secretary of
State for Foreign & Commonwealth
Nick Thomas-Symonds - Shadow Secretary of
State for the Home
David Lammy - Shadow Secretary of
State for Justice
John Healey - Shadow Secretary of
Jonathan Ashworth - Shadow Secretary of
State for Health and Social
Ed Miliband - Shadow Secretary of
State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Jonathan Reynolds - Shadow Secretary of
State for Work and Pensions
Emily Thornberry - Shadow Secretary of State
for International Trade
Kate Green - Shadow Secretary of
Jo Stevens - Shadow Secretary of
State for Digital, Culture, Media and
Luke Pollard - Shadow Secretary of
State for Environment, Food and Rural
Steve Reed - Shadow Secretary of
State for Communities & Local
Lucy Powell - Shadow Secretary of
State for Housing
Jim McMahon - Shadow Secretary of
Preet Gill - Shadow Secretary of
State for International
Nia Griffith - Shadow Secretary of
Ian Murray - Shadow Secretary of
Louise Haigh - Shadow Secretary of
State for Northern Ireland
Marsha de Cordova - Shadow Secretary of
State for Women and Equalities
Thangam Debbonaire - Shadow Leader of the
House of Commons
Charlie Falconer - Shadow Attorney
Rosena Allin-Khan - Shadow Secretary of
State for Mental Health
Wes Streeting - Shadow Secretary of
State for Child Poverty
Cat Smith - Shadow Secretary of
State for Young People and
Andy McDonald - Shadow Secretary of
State for Employment Rights & Protections
Angela Smith - Shadow Leader of the
Tommy McAvoy - Opposition Chief Whip
House of Lords
BreakingStarmer statement: 'Refreshed and renewed' team
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Labour leader Sir Keir
Starmer has completed his shadow cabinet reshuffle to unveil his "refreshed and renewed team" and vows the party will "learn from the places we lost".
In a statement he said: “The Labour
Party must be the party that embraces the demand for change across our country.
That will require bold ideas and a relentless focus on the priorities of the
British people. Just as the pandemic has changed what is possible and what is
necessary, so Labour must change too.
last 24 hours we have seen fantastic results for Labour Metro Mayors, as well
as the Labour government in Wales under Mark Drakeford. They have shown the
difference Labour can make in power, standing up for their communities.
seen Labour begin to turn around its fortunes in Scotland under the leadership
of Anas Sarwar. These results give us optimism and inspiration for the future.
The challenge for us now is to build upon these successes and learn from the
places we lost.
forward to working with our refreshed and renewed team to take on that
challenge, deliver that change and build the ambitious programme that will
deliver the next Labour government.”
BreakingRachel Reeves becomes shadow chancellor
The leader of the Labour party, Sir Keir Starmer, has re-shuffled some of his
Rachel Reeves has been appointed as shadow chancellor,
replacing Anneliese Dodds.
Angela Rayner, the party’s elected deputy leader, will now
also shadow Michael Gove as the shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
Thangam Debbonaire becomes the shadow leader of the House of
Commons (replacing Valerie Vaz).
Lucy Powell has been promoted to the shadow cabinet with the
Wes Streeting has also been promoted – to a new brief that
will look at tackling child poverty.
Shabana Mahmood will become the party’s campaign coordinator
– a role previously held by Ms Rayner. It is unclear whether she will remain on
the NEC, the party’s ruling body.
Jonathan Ashworth stays as shadow health secretary.
Lisa Nandy remains as shadow foreign
Jonathan Ashworth to keep shadow health secretary position