UK Cabinet: Pakistani descent Shabana Mahmood is justice secy, Indian-origin Lisa Nandy gets culture, sports and media

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UK Cabinet: Pakistani descent Shabana Mahmood is justice secy, Indian-origin Lisa Nandy gets culture, sports and media
London: Keir Starmer vowed to rebuild Britain as he became the UK’s new prime minister. Starmer, 61, assumed charge as the 58th prime minister after his customary audience with King Charles III at Buckingham Palace, following ex-PM Rishi Sunak’s meeting with the British monarch.

The Labour Party secured 412 seats in the 650-member House of Commons, up 211 from the last election in 2019. Sunak’s Conservatives won just 121 seats, down 250 seats from the previous election. While the Labour had a vote share of 33.7 per cent the Conservatives had 23.7 per cent.

Starmer wasted no time and appointing cabinet ministers soon after he entered office.

Cabinet ministers were spotted coming to Downing Street shortly after Keir Starmer and his wife, UK First Lady, Victoria Starmer entered their new home. As per the Guardian, the cabinet ministers were given berths that they have been shadowing.

Below is the list:

Prime Minister – Keir Starmer

Deputy Prime Minister – Angela Rayner

Finance Secretary – Rachel Reeves

Home Secretary – Yvette Cooper

Defence Secretary – John Healy

Foreign Secretary – David Lammy

Justice Secretary – Shabana Mahmood

Health Secretary – Wes Streeting

Education Secretary – Bridget Phillipson

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Energy Secretary – Ed Miliband

Work and Pensions Secretary – Liz Kendall

Business Secretary – Jonathan Reynolds

Science, Innovation and Technology Secretary – Peter Kyle

Transport Secretary – Louise Haigh

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Secretary – Steve Reed

Culture, Media, Sports Secretary – Lisa Nandy

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland – Hillary Benn

Secretary of State for Scotland – Ian Murray

Attorney General – Richard Hermer KC

Leader of the House of Lords – Baroness Smith of Basildon

Leader of the House of Commons – Lucy Powell

Secretary of State for Wales – Jo Stevens

A record number of around 28 Indian-origin members of Parliament have been elected to the House of Commons in the election.

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