Angela Rayner

British politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom since 2024 (born 1980)

Angela Rayner (née Bowen; born 28 March 1980) is a British politician serving as the Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom since 2024. She also has been the Deputy Leader of the Opposition since 2020. She has been Member of Parliament (MP) for Ashton-under-Lyne since 2015.[1] She served in the Shadow Cabinet of Jeremy Corbyn as Shadow Secretary of State for Education and in the Shadow Cabinet of Keir Starmer.


Angela Rayner

Official portrait, 2024
Deputy Prime Minister of the
United Kingdom
Assumed office
5 July 2024
Prime MinisterKeir Starmer
Preceded byOliver Dowden
Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
Assumed office
5 July 2024
Prime MinisterKeir Starmer
Preceded byMichael Gove
Deputy Leader of the Labour Party
Assumed office
4 April 2020
LeaderKeir Starmer
Preceded byTom Watson
Party political offices
2020–2021
Chair of the Labour Party
In office
5 April 2020 – 8 May 2021
LeaderKeir Starmer
Preceded byIan Lavery
Succeeded byAnneliese Dodds
Labour Party National Campaign Coordinator
In office
5 April 2020 – 8 May 2021
LeaderKeir Starmer
Preceded byIan Lavery
Andrew Gwynne
Succeeded byShabana Mahmood
Shadow portfolios
2016–2024
Shadow Secretary of State
2023-2024Deputy Prime Minister
2023-2024Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
2021–2023Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
2021–2023Future of Work
2020–2023First Secretary of State
2016–2020Education
Shadow Minister
2021–2023Cabinet Office
2016–2016Women and Equalities
2016–2016Pensions
Member of Parliament
for Ashton-under-Lyne
Assumed office
7 May 2015
Preceded byDavid Heyes
Personal details
Born
Angela Bowen

(1980-03-28) 28 March 1980 (age 44)
Stockport, Greater Manchester, England
Political partyLabour
Spouse(s)
Mark Rayner
(m. 2010; sep. 2020)
Domestic partnerSam Tarry (2022–2023)
Children3
ResidenceAshton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, England
Alma materStockport College
SignatureFile:Angela Rayner Signature.png
Websitewww.angelarayner.co.uk Edit this at Wikidata

In January 2020, Rayner announced her candidacy for Labour Deputy Leader in the 2020 deputy leadership election, which she won.[2]

Rayner identifies as a socialist.[3][4]

References

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  1. "Ashton-under-Lyne". BBC News Online. Archived from the original on 11 May 2015.
  2. correspondent, Kate Proctor Political (2020-01-06). "'We must win or die': Angela Rayner stands for deputy Labour leader". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2020-01-06.
  3. Moss, Stephen (28 July 2017). "Labour's Angela Rayner: 'Ideology never put food on my table'". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 28 July 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  4. Proctor, Kate (6 January 2020). "Angela Rayner: I'm a socialist but not a 'Corbynite'". Archived from the original on 13 September 2020. Retrieved 5 July 2020.