The Labour MP for Oxford East has been appointed minister for Women and Equalities as well as a minister of state for Development after the party's comfortable general election victory.

Anneliese Dodds is the new minister of state in the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development office and so will hold both positions.

The minister of state for Development is responsible for overseeing aid given to other countries and international development.

Ms Dodds will serve as the junior minister for Women and Equalities under Bridget Phillipson MP who will take on the cabinet role.

The news comes after it was announced the Oxford MP of seven years had also been replaced as Labour party chair by Ellie Reeves.

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Ms Reeves was previously deputy national campaign co-ordinator for Labour, deputising for Pat McFadden in overseeing the party’s election campaigning.

The Prime Minister appointed his top team on Friday, making only minor changes to the shadow cabinet that existed before the election.

During a cabinet meeting, Ms Dodds sat in front of a place card reading minister of state for development, however, this post had not yet been officially announced.

Ms Dodds managed to secure 19,541 votes for the general election, giving the Labour party a majority of 14,465.

The Oxford East MP served as the party chair for the last three years.

Kemi Badenoch previously held the role of minister for Women and Equalities for the Conservative party.

It is a position that has sparked debate and controversy in recent years with Ms Badenoch recently being criticised by former Dr Who star David Tennant who said he wished for her to "shut up" due to her views on transgender people.

Ms Dodds has also been criticised for different reasons with some saying the Labour party is unable to provide a clear definition of "woman".

The Labour party insists it has been clear on the issue and that "sex and gender are different".

In a statement issued on Sunday morning, the MP for Oxford East said: “It has been an honour to serve as party chair for the last three years, getting the Labour Party back in the service of working people and meeting so many dedicated Labour members right across the country."

"Many congratulations to Ellie Reeves, who I know will do a brilliant job.”

Labour won 412 seats and the Tories 121, marking the worst result in Conservative history.

In his first speech in Downing Street, Sir Keir pledged to usher in an era marked by “stability and moderation” as he told voters “My Government will serve you” whether or not they backed his party.