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UK PM, Keir Starmar makes 10 cabinet appointments first day in office

Newly elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Keir Starmer, has assumed office and made first set of appointments into the cabinet.

In the general polls which held on Thursday, July 4, Starmer’s Labour Party was declared the official winner after defeating the Conservative Party, having reached the required 326 parliamentary seats.

BBC reports that that on July 5, he immediately moved to Downing Street, the official residence of all serving British PM and announced the first 10 members of his cabinet.

Below is the list of the 10 new cabinet members:

1. Angela Rayner – Deputy Prime Minister

2. Rachel Reeves – Chancellor

3. David Lammy – Foreign Secretary

4. Yvette Cooper – Home Secretary

5. John Healey – Defence Secretary

6. Pat McFadden– Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

7. Ed Miliband – Energy Secretary

8. Bridget Phillipson – Education Secretary

9. Wes Streeting – Health Secretary

10. Shabana Mahmood – Justice Secretary.

Meanwhile, in related news…

Earlier today, Presidential candidate of the Labour Party in Nigeria, Peter Obi congratulated the Prime Minister of UK, Keir Starmer, on Labour party’s victory at the just concluded election.

In a statement via his official Twitter (X) account on Friday, Obi suggested that both countries work together to build a brighter future for the Commonwealth.

The former Anambra State Governor said Starmer and the UK Labour Party’s landslide victory should translate to a better and new chapter for all UK residents.

Obi said; “I sincerely congratulate @Keir_Starmer and the Labour Party UK on the landslide victory they recorded in Thursday’s election. May the victory translate to a better and new chapter for all UK residents as you remain committed to your electoral promises.

“I also hope that your government will promote stronger ties between the UK and Nigeria and help in deepening our own democracy, especially during the challenging times that our nation is going through.

“Nigeria is grappling with issues such as insecurity, education, healthcare, and poverty and could greatly benefit from the support of the UK. Let us work together to build a brighter future for the Commonwealth. I wish you a successful tenure.”