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It's goodbye to him: Michael Moore was the only casualty of the government's Cabinet reshuffle. The others who lost their jobs were all in supporting positions.

It’s goodbye to him: Michael Moore was the only casualty of the government’s Cabinet reshuffle. The others who lost their jobs were all in supporting positions.

This is not as much an article as it is a list of the changes made to the Coalition Cabinet and Labour’s Shadow Cabinet during today’s (October 7) reshuffles.

You will notice immediately that only one name has changed in the Tory-led Coalition Cabinet – Alistair Carmichael has replaced Michael Moore as Secretary of State for Scotland. It is rumoured that this is because Mr Moore had become too cosy with the SNP and the government wanted someone who was a little more likely to put up a fight.

Most of the government’s changes have been among ministers further down the hierarchy – for example Mark Hoban, the Employment Minister who proved he does not understand how the benefit system works, has been replaced by former Minister for Disabled People, Esther McVey. Her own replacement has yet to be announced and the full line-up of Coalition ministers is expected to be revealed tomorrow – otherwise, with Parliament resuming its activities, it will be quite hard to continue business.

Over on the Labour benches, the most significant developments are the removal of plastic Tory Liam Byrne from Work & Pensions, and the fact that Andy Burnham is staying at Health.

Byrne’s removal will relieve many voters – especially those concerned with the well-being of the sick and disabled – who feared that DWP policy under him in a future Labour government would be nothing more than a continuation of the disastrous policies of the last few years that have decimated the poorest and least able to defend themselves.

Andy Burnham’s continued stay at Health signals that recent claims by his opposite number, Jeremy Hunt, that he had covered up NHS failings while he was in government, have not gained credence with the Labour leadership. Mr Burnham himself has instructed his lawyers to write to Hunt and demand an apology.

Here’s the list of the new Cabinet and Shadow Cabinet:

Cabinet –

Prime Minister – David Cameron

Deputy Prime Minister – Nick Clegg

Chancellor of the Exchequer – George Osborne

Foreign Secretary – William Hague

Home Secretary – Theresa May

Justice Secretary – Chris Grayling

Chief Whip – Sir George Young

Health Secretary – Jeremy Hunt

Business Secretary – Vince Cable

Work and Pensions Secretary – Iain Duncan Smith

Education Secretary – Michael Gove

Defence Secretary – Philip Hammond

Communities and Local Government Secretary – Eric Pickles

Energy and Climate Change Secretary – Ed Davey

Leader of the House of Commons – Andrew Lansley

Transport Secretary – Patrick McLoughlin

Northern Ireland Secretary – Theresa Villiers

International Development Secretary – Justine Greening

Scotland Secretary – Alistair Carmichael

Wales Secretary – David Jones

Environment Secretary – Owen Paterson

Minister Without Portfolio – Kenneth Clarke

Chief Secretary to the Treasury – Danny Alexander

Leader of the House of Lords – Lord Hill

Attorney General – Dominic Grieve

Culture Secretary – Maria Miller

Conservative Party Chairman – Grant Shapps

Shadow Cabinet –

Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the Labour Party – Ed Miliband

Shadow Deputy Prime Minister, Party Chair and Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport – Harriet Harman

Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer – Ed Balls

Shadow Foreign Secretary and Chair of General Election Strategy – Douglas Alexander

Shadow Home Secretary – Yvette Cooper

Shadow Lord Chancellor, Secretary of State for Justice and Shadow Minister for London – Sadiq Khan

Opposition Chief Whip – Rosie Winterton

Shadow Secretary of State for Health – Andy Burnham

Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills – Chuka Umunna

Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions – Rachel Reeves

Shadow Secretary of State for Education – Tristram Hunt

Shadow Secretary of State for Defence – Vernon Coaker MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government – Hilary Benn

Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change – Caroline Flint

Shadow Leader of the House of Commons and Chair of the National Policy Forum – Angela Eagle

Shadow Secretary of State for Transport – Mary Creagh

Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland – Ivan Lewis

Shadow Secretary of State for International Development – Jim Murphy

Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland – Margaret Curran

Shadow Secretary of State for Wales – Owen Smith

Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs – Maria Eagle

Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office – Michael Dugher

Shadow Minister without Portfolio and Deputy Party Chair – Jon Trickett

Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities – Gloria De Piero

Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury – Chris Leslie

Shadow Leader of the House of Lords – Baroness Royall of Blaisdon

Lords Chief Whip – Lord Bassam of Brighton

Also attending Shadow Cabinet:

Shadow Minister for Care and Older People – Liz Kendall

Shadow Minister for Housing – Emma Reynolds

Shadow Attorney General – Emily Thornberry

Shadow Minister without Portfolio (Cabinet Office) – Lord Wood of Anfield

Coordinator of the Labour Party Policy Review – Jon Cruddas