UK’s New Labour Government Takes Shape Under Keir Starmer’s Leadership


Britain’s new Prime Minister, Keir Starmer, has unveiled a Cabinet comprising Labour Party lawmakers and a few outside experts to tackle key issues such as reviving the economy, increasing housing, and addressing the nation’s struggling healthcare system. The party has spent 14 years in opposition, resulting in a lack of experience among the new ministers.

The new government includes:

  • Prime Minister: Keir Starmer
  • Deputy Prime Minister and Levelling Up Secretary: Angela Rayner
  • Chancellor of the Exchequer: Rachel Reeves
  • Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Pat McFadden
  • Foreign Secretary: David Lammy
  • Home Secretary: Yvette Cooper
  • Defense Secretary: John Healey
  • Justice Secretary: Shabana Mahmood
  • Health Secretary: Wes Streeting
  • Education Secretary: Bridget Phillipson
  • Energy Security and Net Zero Secretary: Ed Miliband
  • Work and Pensions Secretary: Liz Kendall
  • Business and Trade Secretary: Jonathan Reynolds
  • Science, Innovation and Technology Secretary: Peter Kyle
  • Transport Secretary: Louise Haigh
  • Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Secretary: Steve Reed
  • Culture, Media and Sport Secretary: Lisa Nandy
  • Northern Ireland Secretary: Hilary Benn
  • Scottish Secretary: Ian Murray
  • Welsh Secretary: Jo Stevens
  • Leader of the House of Commons: Lucy Powell
  • Leader of the House of Lords: Angela Smith
  • Chief Whip: Alan Campbell
  • Chief Secretary to the Treasury: Darren Jones
  • Attorney General: Richard Hermer

The Cabinet also includes junior ministers, including Science Minister Patrick Vallance, who previously served as the government’s chief scientific officer during the COVID-19 pandemic, and Prisons Minister James Timpson, a businessman whose company works with ex-offenders.

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