Labour reshuffle: Jeremy Corbyn reveals 20 new names in shadow cabinet

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has revealed 20 new names joining his shadow cabinet, including two new MPs.

Chris Williamson, who regained his Derby North seat last month, is one of four joining the home affairs team.

Newly-elected former MEPs Afzal Khan and Anneliese Dodds have also been named among Corbyn's frontbench team, with the former being named shadow immigration minister and the latter shadow Treasury minister.

Holly Lynch - who successfully grew her majority in Halifax, the town where Theresa May officially launched the Conservative election campaign - has also joined the top team.

Although many of the new names are vocal supporters of the Labour leader, not everyone has always been fully paid-up members of the Corbyn club. Gloria de Piero, who resigned from the shadow cabinet last May, is back in the shadow justice ministry, while former housing minister Roberta Blackman Woods is now in the international development team.

“I’m delighted to be filling Labour’s shadow front bench with a wealth of talent. Our new shadow ministers will bolster the excellent work of Labour’s shadow cabinet and departmental teams," Corbyn said.

“These appointments are further evidence that Labour is not just the opposition – we are the government in waiting.”

Here's the entire shadow cabinet:


David Drew

Holly Lynch

Home Affairs

Nick Thomas Symonds

Chris Williamson

Afzal Khan

Louise Haigh


Paul Sweeney


Gloria de Piero

Imran Hussain

International Development

Roberta Blackman Woods


Rachael Maskell

Karl Turner


Anneliese Dodds


Tony Lloyd

Melanie Onn

Women and equalities

Carolyn Harris


Gerald Jones

Local Government

Yvonne Fovargue


Tracey Brabin


Chris Ruane