Andy Burnham named shadow home secretary as Jeremy Corbyn unveils top team


Andy Burnham is to serve as shadow home secretary, Labour announced as new leader Jeremy Corbyn sought to put together an inclusive frontbench team.

The defeated leadership rival was one of a number of centrist MPs put into high-profile jobs by the veteran left-winger.

Hilary Benn is the new shadow foreign secretary, Heidi Alexander is shadow health secretary and Lord Falconer is shadow justice secretary, it was revealed after a day of behind-the-scenes negotiations.