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Is the shadow chancellor on her way out? This is what you need to know about Anneliese Dodds

Labour’s leader on the economy has risen in haze—so can she survive if Starmer now wants clarity?

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When Keir Starmer is asked who his team’s stars are, the first name out of his mouth is invariably Anneliese Dodds. And yet in what is proving to be a challenging spring for Labour, an increasing number of her colleagues expect the shadow chancellor to be reshuffled from the Treasury brief. The job is the second-most important on the opposition frontbench, so her fate will reveal whether Starmer thinks his year-old operation requires an early reboot.

In the face of a Conservative government spending big during the pandemic, and an opponent, Rishi Sunak, who is a master of…

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