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Labour replaces Lord Bradley as shadow pensions minister

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has appointed newly elected MP Nick Thomas-Symonds as shadow pensions minister.

Thomas-Symonds, who is MP for Torfaen in Wales, replaces Lord Bradley, who took on the position in May following Gregg McClymont’s defeat in the general election.

Corbyn has now completed his shadow ministerial appointments following his comprehensive victory in the Labour leadership election.

Corbyn’s campaign manager John McDonnell has been named shadow chancellor, while Seema Malhotra, who joined the House of Commons in 2011 following a by-election, is shadow chief Treasury secretary.

The resignation of Rachel Reeves means that Owen Smith becomes shadow secretary of state for work and pensions.

Following Emma Reynolds’ return to the backbenches after her time as shadow minister for communities and local government, Corbyn has appointed a specific minister for housing and planning in John Healey, with the remainder of Reynolds’ former remit taken on by Jon Trickett.

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