Labour announces reshuffle

Ed Miliband has dramatically reshaped his shadow cabinet ready for the general election, demoting Blairites and installing women in key posts.

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Miliband set to announce Labour reshuffle

Not content with the government dominating today's political agenda with its reshuffle (of lots of junior ranks) Labour are about to brief on the changes Ed Miliband has made to his top team.

Sources suggest the shadow education secretary Stephen Twigg is out. The shadow work and and pensions secretary Liam Byrne has also lost his current job although he may have been given another role. And there is a sideways (and downwards) move for Jim Murphy who previously held the defence brief.

Ed Miliband is set to announce Labour reshuffle. Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire

Read more on the government reshuffle here.

Labour insiders suggest Liam Byrne and Stephen Twigg have both struggled against the opposite numbers (Iain Duncan Smith and Michael Gove).

The move by Ed Miliband would also suggest he is purging his Shadow Cabinet of those on the right of the Labour spectrum - otherwise known as the "Blairites."

We will get the full rundown of Labour's changes at 4pm.

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