By using this website, you agree to our use of cookies to enhance your experience.


Labour appoints Rayner to take on Gove

Labour’s Deputy Leader, Angela Rayner is to add the housing brief to her deputy leader role.

She takes over from Lisa Nandy who has been demoted to Shadow Minister for International Development as Keir Starmer shuffled his Front Bench.

It is the second time in two years that Nandy has been demoted. She had been Shadow Foreign Secretary until she was given the job of facing Michael Gove at the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities in 2021.

It is believed that Starmer has made the move for two reasons: first, because Nandy has been criticised for being ‘invisible’ in the housing role; and two, because Rayner has been looking for a more public-facing post.

As the next General Election looms, DLUHC Secretary, Gove, is considered a big-hitter within Government ranks and Rayner has a reputation for being a fierce opponent across the Despatch Box.  

She will now take on the role of Shadow Levelling Up Secretary as well as Shadow Deputy Prime Minister. Rayner joined the Shadow Cabinet in 2016.

  • Glenn Taylor

    This is reported in a way that transfixes on quarralling, I want to learn what Rayners plan is not that she can take Goves pants down.


Please login to comment

MovePal MovePal MovePal
sign up