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Leeds West MP Rachel Reeves becomes shadow chancellor in reshuffle

Leeds West MP Rachel Reeves has been promoted to shadow chancellor as part of Sir Keir Starmer’s reshuffle of his top team.

Ms Reeves, 42, replaces Anneliese Dodds in the wake of Labour’s disastrous Hartlepool by-election defeat and poor local election results across the country.

Dodds will now become the Labour Party’s chair – replacing deputy leader Angela Rayner, who Sir Keir axed from the role on Saturday.

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Posting on social media tonight, Ms Reeves Tweeted:

“I’m honoured to accept the role of Shadow Chancellor. Our economic recovery must be fair. We must transform lives and back businesses in every part of our country. Together we can create the secure jobs and strong infrastructure we need. Everyone deserves a stake in Britain’s future.”

Ms Reeves moves up from the Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster position, which is now occupied by Ms Rayner.

Labour faired better in the mayoral races, securing positions in London, Liverpool, Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire and the West of England.

More details of the reshuffle can be found here.

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