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UK Labour party leader set for 4th front bench reshuffle in three years
Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:4AM
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British opposition Labour leader Ed Miliband is set for his fourth shadow cabinet reshuffle in three years in response to criticisms that the party’s slow pace could cost it the next election.


Miliband is to introduce his set of new front bench MPs in September ahead of Labour party’s annual conference, The Guardian reported.

Labour’s front bench has lost several senior politicians under Miliband including deputy party chair Tom Watson, who resigned earlier this month.

The paper said it understands that shadow education secretary Stephen Twigg and shadow chief secretary to the Treasury Rachel Reeves are already earmarked for replacement.

The revelation comes as Miliband’s shadow health secretary Andy Burnham become the first of his front bench colleagues to publicly criticize his slow-paced policy on Saturday.

Burnham warned Miliband that he has until spring to offer a distinctive economic policy, compared to that of the coalition government, to persuade the electorate that Labour can make a difference to the current catastrophic economic situation of Britain if it takes power in the 2015 general election.

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