United Kingdom: Keir Starmer Already Choses Ministers of Labour Government

The left is returning to lead the country after 14 years of controversial Tory dominance

The United Kingdom did not hesitate to opt for change and gave the Labour Party of Keir Starmer, who will be the new Prime Minister, an overwhelming majority with 412 seats in Parliament (326 would be enough for a majority) against 121 of outgoing Conservative Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

Already on July 5, the day after the vote, Starmer was tasked by King Charles III to form a new government that would be, as Starmer himself declared in his first speech at 10 Downing Street, “moderate and stable.”

And the newly elected Prime Minister, wasting no time, immediately introduced his government team. Rachel Reeves will become the first female “Chancellor of the Exchequer” – a title corresponding to the Department of Finance and Treasury. For the first time in the history of the United Kingdom, this crucial role is held by a woman. Angela Rayner will be deputy prime minister and housing minister, David Lammy will be in charge of foreign affairs (who immediately called for a ceasefire in Gaza), and Yvette Cooper will be in charge of internal affairs (formerly in charge of health under the Blair government).

Pat McFadden, Scottish and pro-European, has been selected for the strategic role of Prime Ministerial Advisor.

Ed Miliband, former leader of the Labour Party from 2010 to 2015, is in charge of energy and the green transition, while 41-year-old Wes Streeting is in charge of health. The Defense Department will be headed by 65-year-old veteran John Healey, who has already worked in the Blair government and in the shadow governments of Miliband and Corbyn.

The team includes Shabana Mahmood as Justice Minister, Bridget Phillipson on Education, Jonathan Reynolds on Commerce, Liz Kendall on Labor, Lisa Nandy on Culture, Louise Haigh on Transportation, and Peter Kyle on Science.