Andy Burnham has been named new shadow home secretary in Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet.
The new Labour leader announced that Hilary Benn will be shadow foreign secretary and Heidi Alexander will be shadow health secretary. Lord Falconer is to be shadow justice secretary.
The new shadow chancellor has yet to be named.
Earlier today, former shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna said he was leaving the front bench by ‘mutual agreement’. He said he and the new party leader had a number of ‘key points of difference on policy’.
New deputy leader Tom Watson told fellow MPs to support Corbyn, though a number of prominent Labour politicians – Mary Creagh, Yvette Cooper, Liz Kendall, Tristram Hunt, Rachel Reeves, Chris Leslie, Jamie Reed, Emma Reynolds and Shabana Mahmood – all said they would not serve in the shadow cabinet.
John McDonnell, an ally of Jeremy Corbyn, has been tipped as a possible shadow chancellor.