EYE NEWSFLASH: Angela Rayner Appointed Deputy Prime Minister With Responsibility For Housing

Angela Raynor

The newly appointed deputy prime minister Angela Rayner has also become the new levelling up secretary in what is Sir Kier Starmer’s first cabinet appointment since becoming prime minster earlier today.

Rayner was promoted to shadow levelling up, housing and communities secretary, replacing Lisa Nandy, in September last year.

It followed calls from some Labour MPs to give Rayner “a proper job to get her teeth into” rather than her previous roles as shadow secretary of state for the future of work and chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

She has spent the past 10 months overseeing a major departmental brief opposite Michael Gove. But now she replaces him following Labour’s landslide general election victory.

A full cabinet is in the process of being appointed.

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