Confirmed Appointments: Harriet Harman – Deputy Leader and Party Chair; Douglas Alexander – General Election Co-ordinator
Leaving Government: Tony Blair (Prime Minister); John Prescott (Deputy Prime Minister); John Reid (Home Secretary); Lord Goldsmith (Attorney General); Hilary Armstrong (Cabinet Office Minister); Margaret Beckett (Foreign Secretary); Patricia Hewitt (Health Secretary)
Both Beckett and Hewitt are leaving their posts but it it not confirmed if they are leaving Government.
Downing Street Advisers: Tom Scholar, Chief of Staff and Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister; Michael Ellam, Director of Communications and the Prime Minister’s Spokesman; Gavin Kelly*, Deputy Chief of Staff; Spencer Livermore*, Director of Political Strategy; Sue Nye*, Director of Government Relations; Dan Corry*, Head of Policy Unit; Damian McBride*, adviser to the Prime Minister on political press issues; Jeremy Heywood, Head of Domestic Policy and Strategy; Jon Cunliffe, Head of International Economic Affairs, Europe and G8 Sherpa; Simon McDonald, Head of Foreign and Defence Policy.
* denotes Special Adviser.
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