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Labour reveals new shadow cabinet

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Acting leader of the Labour Party Harriet Harman has revealed the new shadow cabinet, as the party awaits a leadership contest following its dismal performance in the general election.

Chris Leslie has been named shadow chancellor, replacing Ed Balls who dramatically lost his seat last week.

Emma Reynolds (pictured) has been named as shadow communities secretary, while Chuka Umunna continues as shadow business secretary.

Mr Umunna is expected to challenge for the Labour leadership.

Other likely candidates to replace Ed Miliband as leader are Yvette Cooper and Andy Burnham, who have kept their respective roles as shadow home secretary and health secretary.

Full list of shadow ministers

Leader of the Opposition and acting leader of the Labour Party
Harriet Harman

Shadow chancellor
Chris Leslie

Shadow foreign secretary
Hilary Benn

Shadow home secretary
Yvette Cooper

Shadow Lord Chancellor, shadow justice secretary
Lord Falconer

Opposition chief whip
Rosie Winterton

Shadow health secretary
Andy Burnham

Shadow business secretary
Chuka Umunna

Shadow work and pensions secretary
Rachel Reeves

Shadow education secretary
Tristram Hunt

Shadow defence secretary
Vernon Coaker

Shadow communities secretary
Emma Reynolds

Shadow energy secretary
Caroline Flint

Shadow leader of the House of Commons and chair of the National Policy Forum
Angela Eagle

Shadow transport secretary
Michael Dugher

Shadow Northern Ireland secretary
Ivan Lewis

Shadow international development secretary
Mary Creagh

Shadow secretary of state for Scotland
Ian Murray

Shadow secretary of state for Wales
Owen Smith

Shadow environment secretary
Maria Eagle

Shadow Cabinet Office minister
Lucy Powell

Shadow minister without portfolio and deputy party chair
Jon Trickett

Shadow women and equalities minister
Gloria De Piero

Shadow culture secretary
Chris Bryant

Shadow chief secretary to the Treasury
Shabana Mahmood

Shadow leader of the House of Lords
Baroness Royall of Blaisdon

Lords chief whip
Lord Bassam

Also attending Shadow Cabinet:

Shadow minister for care and older people
Liz Kendall

Shadow attorney general
Lord Bach

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