Keir Starmer sacks Richard Burgon as Corbyn allies are removed from Shadow Cabinet

So far the new Labour leader has named Anneliese Dodds as his new Shadow Chancellor, Lisa Nandy as Shadow Foreign Secretary, Nick Thomas-Symonds replacing Diane Abbott as Shadow Home Secretary and Rachel Reeves as Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

Jonathan Ashworth remains Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.

On Saturday he sacked Jon Trickett as Shadow Cabinet Office Minister, Ian Lavery as Labour Party Chairman and Barry Gardiner as Shadow International Trade Secretary.

Mr Burgeon tweeted: “It’s been an honour to serve as Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary since 2016.

“I’ve just had a chat with Keir who let me know I won’t be in his new Shadow Cabinet team.

“As I’ve done since joining the Party in the mid-1990s, I’ll continue to give my all to get a Labour Gov’t.”

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