Here are the future ministers in the UK Labor government

The first exit polls confirmed the expected victory of Labor over the Conservative pariah in the parliamentary elections in Great Britain.

Keir Starmer's party won 410 seats in the 650-seat House of Commons, which would allow it to form a government. Here are the likely ministers in the future UK government.

Deputy Prime Minister: Angela Rayner

Rainer, 44, is a standout in a country long dominated by a ruling class disproportionately educated at private schools and universities in Oxford and Cambridge.

She grew up in social housing in the north of England, left school without a degree and became a single mother at 16.

Before being elected as an MP in 2015, she was a trade unionist and in 2020 was elected number two in the Labor Party.

Her left-wing background and straight-talking style - complete with a strong northern accent - contrasted with Starmer's more laid-back public persona.

"He smooths out my rough edges. I bring him out of his shell," she says of her partnership with the future prime minister.

In addition to being deputy prime minister, Rayner will be responsible for housing policy and the fight against regional inequalities.

Finance Minister: Rachel Reeves

The former Bank of England economist is set to become the first female finance minister.

As a central figure in Labour's efforts over the past four years to win back the trust of voters on economic issues, Reeves insists that Labor is now "the natural party of British business".

Using her reputation as an economic savvy, Londoner Reeves, whose younger sister is also an MP, has promised "iron discipline" on public finances.

The former child chess champion, who has been an MP since 2010, has promised to be both "for workers" and "for business" in her role as overseer of public funds.

Foreign Secretary: David Lammy

Lammy, 51, a black MP with a slave background, has honed his vision for UK diplomacy on dozens of trips abroad over the past 2 years.

He argued that the Foreign Office must "reinvent the art of grand strategy" in the post-Brexit era.

Lammy, who has been an MP since the age of 27 in 2000, is likely to steer Britain towards closer ties with the EU - no easy task as both Brussels and Eurosceptic Britons are reserved.

He is also likely to come under pressure from Labour's left wing on issues including its policy towards Israel and the war against Hamas in Gaza.

A friend of former US President Barack Obama, Lammy may also have to deal with the eventual return of Donald Trump to the White House.

He once described Trump as a "neo-Nazi-sympathizing sociopath" and "a profound threat to the international order."

Home Secretary: Yvette Cooper

Cooper's decades of political experience will undoubtedly be put to the test at the helm of the Home Office, which is notoriously difficult to achieve.

An MP since the late 1990s and a minister in 2000, Cooper, 55, was Labour's home affairs spokesman for two terms during her 14-year stint in opposition.

A party leader candidate in 2015, she has been praised for her understanding of policy and detail, as well as her stellar communication skills.

Immigration - a major campaign issue and a potential weakness for Labour - is likely to dominate much of the public discussion around her report.

Health Minister: Wes Streeting

Fresh-faced Labor centrist Streeting was one of Labour's brightest figures during the election campaign.

Heralded as one of the best communicators, the 41-year-old working-class politician in East London has been tipped as a potential future leader.

But first he will have to prove himself in one of the most difficult jobs in the UK government, tasked with reversing the downward trend in the country's National Health Service (NHS).

Streeting, who has recovered from cancer, will rely in part on his own experience in the system.

Defense Secretary: John Healy

Party veteran Healy is set to become defense secretary as the policy area takes on increasing importance given the war in Ukraine and growing global uncertainty.

Haley, 64, who first became an MP in 1997 when Tony Blair won power for Labour, held a number of government posts during the party's 13-year rule.

Labor has promised to increase military spending to 2.5% of GDP (from 2.3% this year) "as soon as" economic conditions permit. | BGNES

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