Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has recently lost 12 members of his shadow cabinet on Sunday and five shadow ministers on Monday – with most criticising his ‘mute’ performance in the EU referendum.
Labour seems to be imploding, forcing the labour leader to announce a new cabinet following the wave of resignations in protest at his leadership and despite public calls for him to resign.
Mr Corbyn has according to the BBC that ”he regretted the walkouts but pledged to stand in any new leadership election.”
Labour MPs are due to discuss a no confidence motion against Mr Corbyn.
Here are the latest re-shuffles and appointments to the Labour shadow cabinet:
The new appointments include: (BBC 2016)
- Shadow foreign secretary – Emily Thornberry
- Shadow health secretary – Diane Abbott
- Shadow education secretary – Pat Glass
- Shadow transport secretary – Andy McDonald
- Shadow defence secretary – Clive Lewis
- Shadow chief secretary to the Treasury – Rebecca Long-Bailey
- Shadow international development secretary – Kate Osamor
- Shadow environment food and rural affairs secretary – Rachel Maskell
- Shadow voter engagement and youth affairs – Cat Smith
- Shadow Northern Ireland secretary – Dave Anderson
The latest frontbench resignations came on Monday, by shadow foreign minister Diana Johnson, shadow civil society minister Anna Turley, shadow defence minister Toby Perkins, Wayne David, the shadow Cabinet Office, Scotland and justice minister and shadow consumer affairs and science minister Yvonne Fovargue.
The mass resignations were consequently triggered by the sacking of shadow foreign secretary Hilary Benn, in the early hours of Sunday, after he told Mr Corbyn he had lost confidence in him.
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Should Corbyn have stepped down? Will the new cabinet be effective in the next few years and reshape labour for the next general election? What did you make of Corbyn’s EU Referendum Campaigning?
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