Keir Starmer names ministerial team after election win


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Newly elected Prime Minister Keir Starmer has unveiled his ministerial team following the Labour Party’s sweeping victory in the UK general election, which ended 14 years of Conservative governance. Starmer’s appointments include Rachel Reeves as the UK’s first female finance minister and David Lammy as foreign secretary.

Rachel Reeves, previously a child chess champion and Bank of England economist, will serve as finance minister. Expressing her gratitude on social media, Reeves emphasised the significance of her appointment for women, encouraging them to aspire without limits.

David Lammy, a lawmaker born to Guyanese immigrants, will assume the role of foreign secretary. Representing Tottenham since 2000, Lammy brings ministerial experience from the Blair and Brown governments. Lammy has voiced strong support for international efforts to secure a ceasefire in the Israel-Gaza conflict and the release of hostages, pledging to work tirelessly on these fronts.

Angela Rayner, who has been deputy leader since 2020, will serve as deputy prime minister and continue overseeing levelling up, housing, and communities. Her journey from a challenging upbringing to a career as a trade union official and lawmaker is a testament to her resilience. Other notable appointments include Yvette Cooper as home secretary, Lisa Nandy as culture secretary, and Ed Miliband as energy secretary, with the team reflecting a blend of experience and new faces from Starmer’s shadow cabinet.