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Angela Rayner

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Rayner in 2019
Deputy Leader of the Opposition
Shadow First Secretary of State
Assumed office
9 April 2020
Leader Keir Starmer
Preceded by Emily Thornberry
Deputy Leader of the Labour Party
Assumed office
4 April 2020
Leader Keir Starmer
Preceded by Tom Watson
Shadow Secretary of State for Education
In office
1 July 2016 – 5 April 2020
Leader Jeremy Corbyn
Sir Keir Starmer
Preceded by Pat Glass
Succeeded by Rebecca Long-Bailey
Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities
In office
27 June 2016 – 1 July 2016
Leader Jeremy Corbyn
Preceded by Kate Green
Succeeded by Sarah Champion
Shadow Minister of State for Pensions
Assumed office
11 January 2016
Leader Jeremy Corbyn
Preceded by Nick Thomas-Symonds
Succeeded by Alex Cunningham
Member of Parliament
for Ashton-under-Lyne
Assumed office
7 May 2015
Preceded by David Heyes
Majority 4,263 (11.1%)
Personal details
Born
Angela Bowen

28 March 1980 (1980-03-28) (age 41)
Stockport, England
Political party Labour
Spouse(s)
Mark Rayner (m. 2010)
Children 3

Angela Rayner (née Bowen; born 28 March 1980) is a British politician serving as Shadow First Secretary of State and Deputy Leader of the Opposition since 2020. A member of the Labour Party, she currently serves a s its Deputy leader. She has been Member of Parliament (MP) for Ashton-under-Lyne since 2015. She has served in the Shadow Cabinet of Jeremy Corbyn as Shadow Secretary of State for Education since 2016.

In January 2020, Rayner announced her candidacy for Labour Deputy Leader in the 2020 deputy leadership election, which she won.

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