Byrne And Twigg Go In Labour Reshuffle

Liam Byrne

Liam Byrne is believed to have been replaced as Work and Pensions Secretary

Liam Byrne and Stephen Twigg have been removed from Ed Miliband's shadow cabinet, according to Sky sources.

Mr Miliband is overhauling his top team as David Cameron and Nick Clegg also announce changes to the coalition line-up.

Shadow work and pensions secretary Mr Bryne and shadow education secretary Mr Twigg are both believed to have been axed.

Mr Byrne, who famously left a note for the coalition saying "there is no money left" in 2010, will be replaced by Rachel Reeves.

Sky's Deputy Political Editor Joey Jones said the Opposition's reshuffle was already being dubbed a "cull of the Blairites".

Other high-profile changes are reported to include demoting shadow defence secretary Jim Murphy with a move to international development.

But shadow health secretary Andy Burnham, who had been thought to be fighting for his job, will stay put, according to reports.

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