Corbyn announces shadow cabinet after securing Labour leadership

In the aftermath of his victory, Corbyn has begun to announce the ministers who will serve in his Shadow Cabinet. John McDonnell, close friend and campaign manager for Corbyn, was appointed Shadow Chancellor, and leadership rival Andy Burnham has been announced as Shadow Home Secretary.

Other ministers in the shadow cabinet include: Heidi Alexander as the new Shadow Health Secretary; Lucy Powell as the new Shadow Education Secretary; Seema Malhotra as Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury; Angela Eagle as Shadow Business Secretary and Shadow First Secretary of State; Hilary Benn as Shadow Foreign Secretary; Lord Falconer as Shadow Secretary of State for Justice; and Diane Abbott as Shadow International Development Secretary.

Notable positions yet to be confirmed are Shadow Defence Secretary, Shadow Energy Secretary, Shadow Communities Secretary and Shadow Secretary of State for Transport.

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