AN OXFORD MP is rumoured to be earmarked for a senior position on the new Labour shadow cabinet.

Sir Keir Starmer will begin appointing his team today after winning a landslide victory in the Labour leadership contest.

The new leader of the opposition has vowed to make it his ‘mission’ to reconnect the party with the public, saying Labour needs to charge so trust can be regained.

A large clear-out of the current frontbench cohort is widely expected, but some less well-known shadow ministers could be given more prominent roles.

Oxford East MP Anneliese Dodds is hotly-tipped for shadow chancellor.

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Other MPs like Nick Thomas-Symonds who represents Torfaen in Wales is also apparently ear marked for shadow home secretary while MPs on Sir Keir's campaign team could also be in line for jobs.

The Prime Minister congratulated Sir Keir in a call on Saturday afternoon and the pair agreed to meet next week to discuss the Covid-19 crisis.

Former Labour leader Mr Corbyn said he looks forward to working with Sir Keir and Ms Rayner, and told them leading the party is a "great honour and responsibility".