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Starmer appoints leadership rival Lisa Nandy shadow foreign secretary

Sir Keir Starmer has appointed leadership rival Lisa Nandy shadow foreign secretary as he started unveiling a new core team in the wake of his landslide election as the party’s new leader.

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Ashley Cowburn What next for the Labour left?

With the new leader declaring a ‘new era’ for the party, Ashley Cowburn looks at the future of Corbyn’s allies

IFS warns 2 million self-employed won’t benefit from financial schemes

‘Some will fall through the gaps completely,’ says respected think tank

Keir Starmer favourite to replace Corbyn as voting closes

Three contenders have been asked to pre-record victory speeches

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Adam Forrest Inside Politics: Coronavirus special | PM sets new 12-week target

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MP told to apologise after breaching conduct code

Kate Osamor damaged reputation of Commons in abusive language to journalist, report finds

Gordon Brown endorses Keir Starmer for Labour leadership

‘Starmer has all the qualifications that are necessary for a prime minister of the future,’ says former Labour PM