Sir Keir Starmer’s new cabinet will convene for the first time on Saturday, marking Labour’s inaugural full day in power. Rachel Reeves assumes the role of the UK’s first female chancellor, alongside Deputy Prime Minister Angela Rayner and a record-setting 11 women in the 25-member team.

Following Labour’s decisive election victory, Sir Keir finalized his cabinet appointments on Friday. In his inaugural address as prime minister from Downing Street, he pledged immediate action to initiate transformative change and rebuild trust in governance through a “government of service.”

The initial cabinet meeting will prioritize Labour’s early agenda termed “first steps,” encompassing priorities such as ensuring economic stability, reducing NHS waiting lists, and addressing illegal immigration. Notably, David Lammy takes on the role of foreign secretary, while Yvette Cooper assumes the responsibilities of home secretary.

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