Who Are Ya? Update

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Still it goes on:

Imran Hussain MP (Bradford East) appointed Shadow Minister, Department for International Development;

Kate Osamor MP (Edmonton) appointed Shadow Minister, Women and Equalities;

Thangam Debbonaire MP (Bristol West) appointed Shadow Minister, Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

These three appointments are new additional roles on the frontbench. Also appointed is:

Dave Anderson MP (Blaydon) appointed as a Whip.

Day 10!

Thornberry: “I Don’t Know Why Jeremy Gave Me This Job”

At last Emily speaks for the nation!

Via ITV

New Shadow Europe Minister’s Links to British Influence

Corbyn supposedly used the reshuffle to mould the Shadow Cabinet in his image by appointing a unilateralist as Shadow Defence Secretary, to go with his vegan Shadow farming minister and commie City spokesmanYet he also quashed once and for all any lingering chance that the PLP might be dictated to from the leader’s office on Europe.

New Shadow Europe minister Pat Glass is as Europhile as they come. She founded the pro-EU PLP group and works closely with the Labour Yes campaign. Glass is also chair of the APPG on the European Union, the secretariat of which is British Influence, the pro-EU lobbying group backed by Peter Mandelson, Danny Alexander and Ken Clarke. We know where Jez’s heart is on the matter, he voted to stay out of the European Community in 1975 and holds the traditional Bennite view that the EU is a bosses’ and bankers’ union. A view on which he has sold out completely…

Labour Reshuffle Continues

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Defence
Kate Hollern MP

Education
Jenny Chapman MP

Justice
Jo Stevens MP

Transport
Andy McDonald MP

Work and Pensions
Angela Rayner MP

Foreign
Fabian Hamilton MP

Who are ya? Who are ya?

Kevan Jones Quits: Letter in Full

Shadow Defence minister Kevan Jones is the next to resign:

The Thornberry effect…

Stephen Doughty Resigns Live on Air

Shadow Foreign Office minister Stephen Doughty quits live on the Daily Politics, accusing the leader’s office of “lies” about Pat McFadden. Just in time for PMQs…

Pat-riarchy Stumps Sir Michael White

The ‘one Pat in, one Pat out’ approach to the reshuffle confounded poor Sir Michael White:

The incoming Pat (top right) certainly is a proper northerner, but she isn’t a “he”.

Guido knows the feeling, it was approaching day three of the reshuffle when the move was announced. And to be fair, it’s out of character for Corbyn to promote a woman…

H/T @youngvulgarian

Reynolds Quits: Read Resignation Letter in Full

Shadow Rail minister Jonny Reynolds is the first frontbencher to quit this morning, telling Corbyn: “I cannot in good conscience endorse the world view of the Stop the War Coalition… I believe my colleague Pat McFadden was right…”

Who’s next?

McFadden ‘Sacked For Saying West Not to Blame For Paris Attacks’

Sacked Shadow Europe minister Pat McFadden says Corbyn told him he was being fired “because of questions I asked about terrorism… following the Paris terrorist attacks”. This is the question McFadden asked:

“Can I ask the Prime Minister to reject the view that sees terrorist acts as always being a response or a reaction to what we in the West do? Does he agree with me that such an approach risks infantilising the terrorists and treating them as children when the truth is they are adults entirely responsible for what they do. No one forces them to kill innocent people in Paris or Beirut and unless we are clear about that we will fail even to be able to understand the threat we face let alone confront it and ultimately overcome it.”

So, according to McFadden at least, he lost his job because he made a point of refusing to blame the Paris attacks on the West. Corbyn’s people say it was because he was disloyal, which to be fair is not mutually exclusive. The Stop the War takeover over the Labour Party is complete…

LIVE: Labour Reshuffle In Full

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Labour’s new Shadow Cabinet is:

Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the Labour Party

Jeremy Corbyn MP

Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Party Chair and Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office

Tom Watson MP

Shadow First Secretary of State, Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

Angela Eagle MP

Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer

John McDonnell MP

Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

Seema Malhotra MP

Shadow Home Secretary

Andy Burnham MP

Shadow Foreign Secretary

Hilary Benn MP

Opposition Chief Whip

Rosie Winterton MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Health

Heidi Alexander MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Education

Lucy Powell MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Owen Smith MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

Emily Thornberry MP

Shadow Lord Chancellor, Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

Lord Falconer of Thoroton

Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, ShadowMinister for the Constitutional Convention

Jon Trickett MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

Lisa Nandy MP

Shadow Leader of the House of Commons

Chris Bryant MP 

Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

Lilian Greenwood MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

Vernon Coaker MP

Shadow Secretary of State for International Development

Diane Abbott MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland

Ian Murray MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Wales

Nia Griffith MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Kerry McCarthy MP

Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities

Kate Green MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Maria Eagle MP

Shadow Minister for Young People and Voter Registration

Gloria De Piero MP

Shadow Minister for Mental Health

Luciana Berger MP

Shadow Leader of the House of Lords

Baroness Smith of Basildon 

Lords Chief Whip

Lord Bassam of Brighton

Shadow Attorney General

Catherine McKinnell MP 

Shadow Minister without Portfolio

Jonathan Ashworth MP 

Shadow Minister for Housing and Planning

John Healey MP

Labour At War Already

It is all (finally) starting to kick off as Labour rapidly descends into internecine war over the slotting of Michael Dugher. Labour MP Tom Blenkinsop has gone after Ken:

And so has his colleague Graham Jones:

Jones and Momentum chief Jon Lansman are meanwhile having a right old barney:

Fiiiiiiiight!

UPDATE: Top Corbyn ally Cat Smith and moderate standard-bearer Chris Leslie trade blows on the Daily Politics:

Ken’s 18 Hour Reshuffle Rethink

Ken Livingstone has just told the Today programme that he doesn’t think Corbyn ever planned to reshuffle Hilary Benn, instead blaming the media for whipping up speculation that he was about to be demoted. Ken says Benn has “stopped being quite so dissident and critical”.

Yet just yesterday, a senior Labour figure with apparent insight into Team Corbyn’s thinking told Wato:

“Allowing genuine debate is one thing but all we had was days of press coverage about splits between Jeremy Corbyn and Hilary Benn. I think that’s counter-productive so it might very well be the case… that it would be better to move Hilary Benn to something where he’s in agreement with Jeremy Corbyn rather than where he’s in disagreement.” 

The senior Labour figure who said this? Ken Livingstone. So either Ken is out of the loop or Jez bottled it…

Reshuffle Announcements Tuesday

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Corbyn has let the gentlemen of Her Majesty’s Lobby wait outside his office for eight hours before his spokesman told them that reshuffle announcements will be made tomorrow. The liveblogs can stand down…

Clive Lewis: I Don’t Want to Be Shadow Defence Secretary

One of the most amusing reshuffle rumours has been the suggestion that Clive Lewis could replace Maria Eagle as Shadow Defence Secretary. Lewis sat down with Victoria Derbyshire and Labour MP Wes Streeting this morning. The last time they crossed swords Clive called Wes a “jumped up turd”.

“No, I haven’t been sounded out at all and I’d be deeply disappointed if this was dropped on me from a great height five minutes before, ‘here we are, take this’. I haven’t been spoken to by anyone so I think it’s complete speculation. [Would you want to do it?] No, I wouldn’t. No. I’ve been an MP for eight months and I’m already on the shadow frontbench. It’s a steep learning curve being an MP and an even steeper learning curve to be on the shadow frontbench. To be in the shadow cabinet is another league altogether. I think I want to pace myself.”

He goes on to say he’d reconsider if Jeremy begged him to take the job. What a time to be alive.

UPDATE: Diane Abbott says rumours she is being offered Shadow Foreign Secretary are “poppycock and piffle”. Has Seumas been over-briefing? 

PPS Reshuffle in Full

Cabinet:

· The Prime Minister: GAVIN WILLIAMSON
· Chancellor of the Exchequer – George Osborne – CHRIS SKIDMORE
· Home Secretary – Theresa May – MICHAEL ELLIS
· Foreign Secretary – Philip Hammond – CHRIS PINCHER
· Secretary of State for Justice – Michael Gove – ROBERT JENRICK
· Secretary of State for Defence – Michael Fallon – GRAHAM EVANS
· Secretary of State for Work and Pensions – Iain Duncan Smith – DAVID RUTLEY
· Secretary of State for Health – Jeremy Hunt – STEVE BRINE
· Leader of the Commons – Chris Grayling – MIKE FREER
· SoS for International Development – Justine Greening – ANDREW BINGHAM
· Secretary of State for Education – Nicky Morgan – ROBIN WALKER
· Leader of the House of Lords – Baroness Stowell – KWASI KWARTENG
· Secretary of State for Transport – Patrick McLoughlin – STUART ANDREW
· Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills – Sajid Javid – JOHN GLEN
· Secretary of State for Northern Ireland – Theresa Villiers – REBECCA HARRIS
· Secretary of State for DEFRA – Liz Truss – MARK SPENCER
· Secretary of State for DCLG – Greg Clark – HENRY SMITH
· Secretary of State for Wales – Stephen Crabb – DAVID MORRIS
· Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster – Oliver Letwin – ALOK SHARMA
· Secretary of State for DCMS – John Whittingdale – HEATHER WHEELER
· Secretary of State for Scotland – David Mundell – IAIN STEWART
· Secretary of State for DECC – Amber Rudd – PAUL MAYNARD

Ministers attending Cabinet:

· Chief Secretary to the Treasury – Greg Hands – JAKE BERRY
· DWP: Minister of State – Priti Patel – ALEC SHELBROOKE
· BIS: Minister of State – Anna Soubry – MARK PAWSEY
· Paymaster General – Matthew Hancock – GARETH JOHNSON
· Minister without Portfolio – Robert Halfon – ANDREW STEPHENSON
· Attorney General – Jeremy Wright – REHMAN CHISHTI

CONSERVATIVE PARTY APPOINTMENT

· Parliamentary Adviser to the Party Chairman – Lord Feldman – CHLOE SMITH

Ministers of State

· Grant Shapps – CHARLOTTE LESLIE
· Penny Mordaunt – OLIVER COLVILE

The New Government in Full

Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury and Minister for the Civil Service
Rt Hon David Cameron MP

HM Treasury
First Secretary of State*, and Chancellor of Exchequer – Rt Hon George Osborne MP
Chief Secretary to the Treasury – Rt Hon Greg Hands MP**
Financial Secretary – David Gauke MP
Exchequer Secretary – Damian Hinds MP †
Economic Secretary – Harriett Baldwin MP†

Home Office
Secretary of State for the Home Department – Rt Hon Theresa May MP
Minister of State – Rt Hon Mike Penning MP (jointly with the Ministry of Justice)
Minister of State – Rt Hon John Hayes MP
Minister of State – James Brokenshire MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Karen Bradley MP

Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs – Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP
Minister of State – Rt Hon David Lidington MP
Minister of State – Rt Hon Hugo Swire MP
Minister of State (Trade and Investment) – Rt Hon Francis Maude
Minister of State – Rt Hon Baroness Anelay of St Johns DBE**
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – James Duddridge MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Tobias Ellwood MP

Ministry of Justice
Lord Chancellor, and Secretary of State for Justice – Rt Hon Michael Gove MP
Minister of State – Rt Hon Mike Penning MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Shailesh Vara MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State* – Andrew Selous MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Dominic Raab MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Caroline Dinenage MP

Ministry of Defence
Secretary of State for Defence – Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP
Minister of State – Penny Mordaunt MP
Minister of State – Philip Dunne MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Julian Brazier MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Mark Lancaster MP

Department for Work and Pensions
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions – Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP
Minister of State – Priti Patel MP**
Minister of State – Ros Altmann CBE
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Justin Tomlinson MP

Department of Health
Secretary of State for Health – Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP
Minister of State – Rt Hon Alistair Burt MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Jane Ellison MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – George Freeman MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Ben Gummer MP

Office of the Leader of the House of Commons
Leader of the House of Commons – Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP
Parliamentary Secretary (Deputy Leader) – Thérèse Coffey MP

Department for International Development
Secretary of State for International Development – Rt Hon Justine Greening MP
Minister of State – Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP
Minister of State – Rt Hon Desmond Swayne MP

Department for Education
SoS for Education, and Minister for Women and Equalities – Nicky Morgan
Minister of State – Nick Boles MP
Minister of State – Nick Gibb MP
Minister of State – Edward Timpson MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Sam Gyimah MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Caroline Dinenage MP

Office of the Leader of the House of Lords
Lord Privy Seal, and Leader of the House of Lords – Rt Hon Baroness Stowell

Department for Transport
Secretary of State for Transport – Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Robert Goodwill MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Claire Perry MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Andrew Jones MP

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills – Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP
Minister of State (Trade and Investment) – Rt Hon Francis Maude
Minister of State – Anna Soubry MP**
Minister of State – Nick Boles MP (jointly with the Department for Education)
Minister of State – Ed Vaizey MP
Minister of State – Jo Johnson MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – George Freeman MP

Northern Ireland Office
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland – Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Ben Wallace MP

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs – Elizabeth Truss MP
Minister of State – George Eustice MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Rory Stewart MP OBE

Department for Communities and Local Government
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government – Rt Hon Greg Clark MP
Minister of State – Brandon Lewis MP
Minister of State – Mark Francois MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – James Wharton MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Marcus Jones MP

Wales Office
Secretary of State for Wales – Rt Hon Stephen Crabb MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Alun Cairns MP*

Cabinet Office
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster – Rt Hon Oliver Letwin MP
Paymaster General, and Minister for the Cabinet Office – Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP**
Parliamentary Secretary – Rob Wilson MP
Parliamentary Secretary – John Penrose MP* (and Government Whip (paid))

Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport – John Whittingdale OBE MP
Minister of State – Ed Vaizey MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Tracey Crouch MP

Scotland Office
Secretary of State for Scotland – Rt Hon David Mundell MP

Department of Energy and Climate Change
Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change – Amber Rudd MP
Minister of State – Andrea Leadsom MP

Minister without Portfolio (Minister of State)
Robert Halfon MP* and **

Law Officers
Attorney General – Jeremy Wright MP**
Solicitor General – Robert Buckland MP

Whips – House of Commons
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (Chief Whip) – Mark Harper MP**
Treasurer of HM Household (Deputy Chief Whip) – Anne Milton MP
Government Whip – Gavin Barwell MP
Government Whip – Kris Hopkins MP
Government Whip – David Evennett MP
Government Whip – John Penrose MP
Government Whip – Alun Cairns MP
Government Whip – Mel Stride MP
Government Whip – Charlie Elphicke MP
Government Whip – George Hollingbery MP*
Assistant Government Whip – Margot James MP*
Assistant Government Whip – Julian Smith MP
Assistant Government Whip – Guy Opperman MP
Assistant Government Whip – Sarah Newton MP
Assistant Government Whip – Stephen Barclay MP
Assistant Government Whip – Simon Kirby MP
Assistant Government Whip – Jackie Doyle-Price MP
Assistant Government Whip – Andrew Selous MP

Junior Reshuffle as it Happens

Eric Pickles out of the Cabinet, becomes anti-corruption tsar.

Ros Altmann will become Pensions Minister at DWP.

Mark Francois will become Minister of State at DCLG.

Penny Mordaunt will become Armed Forces Minister at MoD.

John Hayes is the new Minister of State for Security at the Home Office.

Alistair Burt is the new Minister of State at the Department of Health.

Jo Johnson becomes Ministerof State at BIS.

Philip Dunne becomes Minister of State at MOD.

Edward Timpson will become Minister of State at DfE.

Nick Boles remains Minister of State for Skills at BIS.

George Eustice will become Minister of State at DEFRA.

Andrea Leadsom will become Minister of State at DECC.

Anne Milton will become Deputy Chief Whip.

Therese Coffey will become Deputy Leader of the House of Commons.

Harriett Baldwin will become Economic Secretary to the Treasury.

Francis Maude will become a peer and Trade Minister at Foreign Office and BIS.

Grant Shapps is Minister of State at DFID.

Ben Gummer becomes Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at DH.

Justin Tomlinson becomes Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at DWP.

Rory Stewart becomes Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Defra.

James Wharton becomes Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at DCLG.

Marcus Jones becomes Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at DCLG.

Ben Wallace becomes PUSS at Northern Ireland Office.

Andrew Jones becomes Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Tasnsport.

Caroline Dinenage is PUSS at MoJ. She is also Minister for Equalities at DfE.

Mark Lancaster is PUSS for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans at MoD.

John Penrose is to be Parliamentary Secretary at the Cabinet Office

Damian Hinds is to be Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury.

Tracey Crouch is the new Minister for Sport.

Dominic Raab becomes new PUSS at MoJ.

George Freeman has been appointed Minister for Life Sciences.

Cabinet Reshuffle As It Happens

George Osborne reappointed as Chancellor and will also be First Secretary of State.

Theresa May stays as Home Secretary.

Philip Hammond remains as Foreign Secretary.

Michael Fallon stays as Defence Secretary.

Michael Gove to become Justice Secretary.

Chris Grayling is Leader of the House of Commons and Lord President of the Council.

Nicky Morgan stays as Education Secretary.

Mark Harper to be Chief Whip.

Iain Duncan Smith will remain as Work and Pensions Secretary.

Baroness Stowell stays as Leader of the Lords and is now a full Cabinet member.

Sajid Javid is the new Business Secretary.

Boris Johnson will attend Political Cabinet as Mayor of London.

Amber Rudd is to be Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.

Priti Patel is Minister of State for Employment at DWP and attends Cabinet.

Robert Halfon is made Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party.

John Whittingdale is the new Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.

Patrick McLoughlin remains as Transport Secretary.

Liz Truss continues as Environment Secretary.

Jeremy Hunt stays as Health Secretary.

Anna Soubry is the new Minister of State for Small Business. She will attend Cabinet.

Greg Clark is the new Communities Secretary.

Justine Greening continues as International Development Secretary.

Theresa Villiers will remain as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

Oliver Letwin becomes full Cabinet member in overall charge of Cabinet Office.

Stephen Crabb will remain Secretary of State for Wales.

Greg Hands will become Chief Secretary to the Treasury.

David Mundell is the new Secretary of State for Scotland.

Matt Hancock becomes Minister for Cabinet Office and Paymaster General.

Jeremy Wright is to remain as Attorney General.

Lord Feldman is Conservative Party Chairman and will attend Political Cabinet.

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