Lisa Nandy

Labour leadership hopeful Lisa Nandy has been appointed shadow foreign secretary in Keir Starmer’s new shadow cabinet.

Other appointments include Anneliese Dodds as shadow chancellor and Nick Thomas-Symonds as shadow home secretary.

Sir Keir won the contest to succeed Jeremy Corbyn on Saturday.

The 57-year-old defeated Ms Nandy and Rebecca Long-Bailey in a ballot of party members and other supporters.

Angela Rayner was elected deputy leader, replacing Tom Watson, who stood down as an MP before the general election in December. She will become chair of the Labour Party.

Rachel Reeves has been appointed as the shadow chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Jonathan Ashworth stays as shadow health secretary.

Ms Dodds becomes the first female shadow chancellor.

Sir Keir’s top team will form a new shadow committee, which will be responsible for coordinating Labour’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Sir Keir said: “We are living through a national emergency.

“Under my leadership, the Labour Party will always act in the country’s interest to save lives and protect livelihoods.

“That will be the number one priority of my shadow cabinet.”

He said they would provide a “responsible opposition that supports the government where we believe they are right” and would “challenge them when we believe mistakes are being made”.