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By Tim Montgomerie
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Ed Miliband has completed his reshuffle and given big promotions to three new MPs. Chuka Umunna will shadow Vince Cable and Rachel Reeves will become Danny Alexander's opposite number. Liz Kendall also joins the shadow cabinet as an attending member, covering care and older people. The moves will increase pressure on David Cameron to fast-track some of the Conservative Party's own Class of 2010 when he eventually decides to shuffle his own pack.

The other three most interestings are (1) as expected, Mr Miliband leaves Mr Tax and Spend, Ed Balls, in place in the top job of Shadow Chancellor; (2) the brilliant communicator and ex-schools minister Stephen Twigg will shadow Michael Gove; and (3) the appointment of Tom Watson as Labour campaign coordinator suggests Labour are ready to take the gloves off.

  1. Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the Labour Party: Ed Miliband MP
  2. Shadow Deputy Prime Minister, Party Chair and Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport: Harriet Harman MP
  3. Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer: Ed Balls MP
  4. Shadow Foreign Secretary: Douglas Alexander MP
  5. Shadow Home Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities: Yvette Cooper MP
  6. Shadow Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice: Sadiq Khan MP
  7. Shadow Chief Whip: Rosie Winterton MP
  8. Shadow Secretary of State for Health: Andy Burnham MP
  9. Shadow Secretary of State for Education: Stephen Twigg MP
  10. Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills: Chuka Umunna MP
  11. Shadow Secretary of State for Defence: Jim Murphy MP
  12. Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government: Hilary Benn MP
  13. Shadow Leader of the House of Commons: Angela Eagle MP
  14. Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change: Caroline Flint MP
  15. Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury: Rachel Reeves MP
  16. Shadow Minister for London and the Olympics: Tessa Jowell MP
  17. Shadow Secretary of State for Transport: Maria Eagle MP
  18. Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Policy Review Co-ordinator: Liam Byrne MP
  19. Shadow Secretary of State for International Development: Ivan Lewis MP
  20. Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Mary Creagh MP
  21. Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office: Jon Trickett MP
  22. Labour Party Deputy Chair and Campaign Coordinator: Tom Watson MP
  23. Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland: Vernon Coaker MP
  24. Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland: Margaret Curran MP
  25. Shadow Secretary of State for Wales and Chair of the National Policy Forum: Peter Hain MP
  26. Shadow Leader of the House of Lords: Baroness Royall of Blaisdon
  27. Lords Chief Whip: Lord Bassam of Brighton
  28. Shadow Minister for Care and Older People: Liz Kendall MP*
  29. Shadow Minister without Portfolio (Cabinet Office): Michael Dugher MP*
  30. Shadow Attorney General: Emily Thornberry MP*
  31. Shadow Minister without Portfolio (Cabinet Office): Lord Stewart Wood*

* Attending but not full members.

1.15pm: Harry Phibbs on Hilary Benn's appointment to shadow DCLG.

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