Who's who in the new-look Labour shadow cabinet

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Newly-elected Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has finalised his shadow cabinet, amid a storm of criticism for the lack of women in senior roles and the inexperience of many of those selected.

Yvette Cooper, Liz Kendall, Ed Miliband, Jamie Reed, Rachel Reeves, Tristram Hunt, Emma Reynolds, Shabana Mahmood, Chuka Umunna and Caroline Flint all stepped down from positions in the former shadow cabinet and ruled out returning under Mr Corbyn, with many citing differences in policy.

After promising the cabinet would be split evenly between men and women, he all but kept his vow, with 16 women and 15 men taking up the top jobs.

However, he has faced criticism for giving most of the more senior roles - including shadow home secretary, shadow chancellor and shadow foreign secretary - to men, giving lesser briefs to female members.

Here's who made the cut:

Tom Watson - Deputy leader

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The West Bromwich MP was elected deputy leader in the election, replacing Harriet Harman.

He is known for his "attack dog" style, and became well-known for his campaigning against Rupert Murdoch's media empire - particularly his role in helping expose the phone hacking scandal.

Despite admitting a number of policy differences to the new leader, Mr Watson has vowed to back Mr Corbyn "100 per cent".


John McDonnell - Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer

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Long term ally and co-ordinator of the Corbyn leadership campaign, John McDonnell, has been given the role of Shadow Chancellor.

Twice a contender for the leadership role himself, left-wing McDonnell recently declared he would "swim through vomit" to vote against benefit cuts in defiance of the party line and faced criticism for reportedly telling a union event of his desire to "like to go back to the 1980s and assassinate Thatcher".

A close political ally to Corbyn and serial rebel within the party, he has previously proposed nationalisation without compensation and upping the top rate of tax to 60p. Some within the party advised against the appointment, suggesting Angela Eagle for the role instead.

The 64-year-old has led the fights against the expansion of Heathrow Airport, which is situated in his Hayes and Harlington constituency which he has represented since 1997.

His appointment to such a senior role was met with surprise by some as he has no ministerial experience, though he has previously served on committees.


Andy Burnham - Shadow Home Secretary

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Former Health Secretary and Labour leadership rival, Andy Burnham, takes the role of Shadow Home Secretary.

The Leigh MP, who has run twice for the leadership role, earned much respect for his role in reopening the Hillsborough disaster inquiry in 2009 - though drew heavy criticism for the Mid-Staffordshire hospital scandal, which took place during his time as health chief.

Once considered a Blairite, he has since become more left-wing, turning his back on the privatisation of parts of the NHS which Labour presided over.

He has been dubbed "flip-flop Andy" in some quarters for his apparent changes in approach.


Hilary Benn - Shadow Foreign Secretary

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Leeds Central MP Hilary Benn has been kept on for the role of shadow foreign secretary, to which he was appointed after the general election in May.

He previously served in the governments of both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, holding the posts of Secretary of State for International Development and for Envionment, Food and Rural Affairs between October 2003 and May 2010 - making him one of the more experienced members of the current line-up.

Since taking over the foreign brief in May, he has questioned the Conservatives over plans to repeal the Human Rights Act.


Maria Eagle - Shadow Defence Secretary

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Maria Eagle is the MP for Garston and Halewood, and has held a number of ministerial positions in the past.

She has served as Minister of State at both the Government Equalities Office and the Ministry of Justice, as well as minister in the Department for Work and Pensions and the Department for Education.

In 2010, she was appointed to the role of shadow transport secretary under Ed Miliband, before being make shadow environment secretary in 2013.


Lord Falconer of Thoroton - Shadow Justice Secretary

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Lord Falconer was appointed to shadow justice secretary by Harriet Harman in May, and keeps his position under Mr Corbyn.

A former lord chancellor, he is known for proposing right-to-die legislation which ran out of time in the House of Lords before being revived by another MP earlier this year.

He held a number of ministerial positions under Tony Blair, and has been a spokesman for the party on justice issues since 2010.


Heidi Alexander - Shadow Health Secretary

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The Lewisham West MP served as a whip under Ed Miliband but has otherwise not held a senior position in the party before.

Now shadow health secretary, she was among those who nominated Andy Burnham for the leadership race.

She played a prominent role in the campaign to save Lewisham Hospital, which is in her constituency, and said she was "humbled" to take on the new role.


Owen Smith - Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary

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MP for Pontypridd since 2010, Owen Smith, previously worked as shadow secretary of state for Wales under Ed Miliband.


Angela Eagle - Shadow Business Secretary

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Angela Eagle, who contested the deputy leadership position, served as exchequer secretary under Gordon Brown.

She was also shadow chief secretary under Ed Miliband, though vacated that position to take on the comparatively minor role of shadow Commons leader, working opposite William Hague, Andrew Lansley and Chris Grayling.

Seen by many as a representative of the so-called 'soft left', the Wallasey MP has now been appointed Shadow Secretary for Business, Innovation and Skills - meaning she must uphold Mr Corbyn's radical anti-austerity policies within the business sector.

She was the MP told by David Cameron to "calm down, dear" during an exchange in the Commons, for which he later apologised.


Lucy Powell - Shadow Education Secretary

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The Manchester Central MP was voted into power in a by-election in November 2012, after managing Ed Miliband's successful leadership campaign in 2010.

Voter turn-out was just 18.2 per cent - believed to be the lowest by-election attendance since the Second World War.

She was appointed shadow Cabinet Office minister in November last year, and was made vice-chair of the 2015 General Election campaign by Mr Miliband.

She received widespread criticism during the campaign for for allegedly saying Labour's election pledges were not 'carved in stone', though she claimed she had been quoted out of context - and engineered Mr Miliband's interview with Russell Brand.


Lisa Nandy - Shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary

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Lisa Nandy is the MP for Wigan in Greater Manchester.


Diane Abbott - Shadow International Development Secretary

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Serial rebel and Hackney North and Stoke Newington MP, Diane Abbott, has been confirmed as the shadow secretary for international development.

Abbott, also a former leadership contender in 2010, is a close ally of Mr Corbyn's and has spoken out against many of her own party's policies over the almost three decades since she became the first black woman to be voted in to the House of Commons.

She has voted against issues such as the renewal of Trident, tuition fees and the Iraq war.


Lilian Greenwood - Shadow Transport Secretary

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Lilian Greenwood has been the MP for Nottingham South since 2010.

Shortly after her appointment then, she joined the Transport Select Committee, and subsequently was named an assistant whip.


Kerry McCarthy - Shadow Environment Secretary

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Kerry McCarthy has been MP for Bristol East since 2005.


Jon Trickett - Shadow Communities Secretary

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Jon Trickett has been MP for Hemsworth in West Yorkshire since a by-election in 1996.

He served as Parliamentary Private Secretary for then-Prime Minister Gordon Brown between 2008 and 2010, and was then promoted by Ed Miliband to shadow minister for the cabinet office.


Michael Dugher - Shadow Culture Secretary

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Michael Dugher is the MP for Barnsley East, having been voted into the position in 2010.


Seema Malhotra - Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

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The Feltham and Heston MP was elected in 2011, before becoming the party's first shadow minister to be given the brief of tackling violence against women and girls.

As shadow chief secretary to the Treasury, she will work closely with new shadow chancellor John McDonnell as part of Labour's new economic team.


Ian Murray - Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland

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The Edinburgh South MP - currently the party's only MP in Scotland - has kept his role as shadow Scotland secretary.

Formerly shadow business minister, he has form when it comes to speaking out against his party, voicing his opposition to the renewal of Trident.


Nia Griffith - Shadow Secretary of State for Wales

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Nia Griffith is an active union member, belonging to both the National Union of Teachers and the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers.

She has served as MP for the Llanelli constituency since 2005.


Vernon Coaker - Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary

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The MP for Gedling in Nottinghamshire has been asked to return to the role of shadow Northern Ireland secretary - a position he previously held between 2011 and 2013.

He replaces Ivan Lewis, whose offer to remain in the post was declined by Mr Corbyn.

Mr Coaker has held a number of other senior positions in the past, having been promoted from Minister of State at the Home Office and Minister of State for Schools between 2008 and 2010 under Gordon Brown.

After Labour lost the 2010 general election, he was appointed shadow secretary of state for defence under Ed Miliband's leadership, before taking on the Northern Ireland brief.


Kate Green - Shadow Women and Equalities Minister

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Kate Green is the MP for Stretford and Urmston, having been voted in during the 2010 general election.


Gloria de Piero - Shadow Young People and Voter Registration Secretary

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Former GMTV political correspondent Gloria de Piero became the MP for Ashfield in 2010, and has worked as both shadow minister for crime prevention and shadow cabinet minister for women and equalities.


Luciana Berger - Shadow Mental Health Secretary

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Liverpool Wavertree MP Luciana Berger served under former Labour leader Ed Miliband as shadow health minister.


John Healey - Shadow Secretary for Housing and Planning

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A former trade union and charity campaigner, John Healey is now the MP for Wentworth and Dearne.


Jonathan Ashworth - Shadow Minister without Portfolio

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Jonathan Ashworth, known as Jon, is the MP for Leicester South.


Catherine McKinnell - Shadow Attorney General

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Catherine McKinnell, MP for Newcastle North, previously held the role of shadow exchequer secretary to the treasury, which she took up in 2012.


Chris Bryant - Shadow Leader of the House of Commons

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The MP for Rhondda in Wales has held a number of senior positions in the party, serving under Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and Ed Miliband.

He was previously the shadow minister for the arts, Minister of State for Europe and the Deputy Leader of the House of Commons.

He had been the shadow secretary of state for culture, media and sport before Mr Corbyn named him the new shadow leader of the House of Commons.

Mr Bryant, alongside Siôn Simon, co-ordinated a prominent letter in 2006 which was signed by 15 Labour backbenchers calling for the immediate resignation of Tony Blair.

He was also implicated in the expenses scandal, flipping his second-home expenses twice and claiming mortgage interest expenses which started at £7,800 a year before rising to £12,000 a year after flipping. He also claimed £6,400 in stamp duty and other fees, plus £6,000 per year in service charges.


Baroness Smith of Basildon - Shadow Leader of the House of Lords

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Baroness Angela Smithwas made a Lady after losing her seat as MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock in 2010.


Rosie Winterton - Chief Whip

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Rosie Winterton was chief whip throughout Mr Miliband's tenure as leader, and is well-respected as a party disciplinarian.

She was head of then-deputy Labour leader John Prescott's office before being elected to represent Doncaster Central - her home town - in 1997.

She served in a number of ministerial positions under both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.


Lord Bassam of Brighton - Lords Chief Whip

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John Steven Bassam was made a Lord in 1997, and served as Chief Whip for Gordon Brown's government.