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Liz Kendall Moved From Social Care In Shadow Cabinet Reshuffle

Liz Kendall, Labour MP for Leicester West has left her post as shadow social care minister as part of Labour leader Kier Starmer’s cabinet reshuffle.

The reshuffle sees Ms Kendall move to shadow secretary of state for work and pensions, and her replacement at social care is yet to be announced.

Ms Kendall served as shadow minister for health and social care for three-and-a-half years having been appointed in April 2020.

A strong advocate for reform, she called for the devolution of powers on social care to the service user and their families.

Shadow health minister Wes Streeting commissioned the Fabian Society in 2022 to launch a review of how a National Care Service would work.

Ms Kendall called for “clearer national pay and conditions for staff” and a “much more joined up approach with the NHS” on recruitment and retention.

Dr Rosena Allin-Khan resigned from her shadow cabinet position as shadow mental health minister.

In her resignation letter, she said she had made the decision weeks ago to leave the role as it would no longer be a Cabinet position if Labour got into government.

“As discussed previously, and in our call earlier, you made clear that you do not see a space for a mental health portfolio in a Labour Cabinet, which is why I told you many weeks ago that I would not be able to continue in this role,”

“From the backbenches, I look forward to holding the Government to account and standing up for the Labour values I have always believed in.”

 

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