08 July 2024

Sebastian Nevols Photographed Angela Rayner, the UK’s New Deputy Prime Minister

Earlier this year, Sebastian photographed Angela Rayner for The Guardian, exploring her childhood and hopes for a Labour government.

“Keir smooths off my rough edges, I bring him out of his shell,” Rayner said.

As the new week begins, Sir Keir Starmer and his newly appointed cabinet start their first full week in office. Angela Rayner, now the Deputy Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing, and Communities, will lead the new government’s housebuilding mission.

The Labour government has been hard at work all weekend, preparing for a week focused on key initiatives such as finalising cabinet appointments, implementing digital and AI regulations, advancing renewable energy, enhancing workers’ rights, reducing NHS waiting times, recruiting teachers, and improving animal welfare.