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Latest moves involving North West Labour MPs following Brexit vote

Appointments confirmed by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in his reshuffle today included Rebecca Long-Bailey, MP for Salford and Eccles, as Chief Secretary to the Treasury.

Rebecca Long-Bailey Credit: @RLong_Bailey MP

Cat Smith, MP for Lancaster & Fleetwood is the new shadow voter engagement and youth affairs minister

Cat Smith MP Credit: @CatSmithMP

Makerfield MP resigns from Labour shadow cabinet

MP for Makerfield Yvonne Fovargue has resigned from Labour's frontbench as shadow minister for consumer affairs and science.

Jeremy Corbyn is due to meet with the Parliamentary Labour Party tonight amid a wave of shadow cabinet resignations.

Nineteen Labour MPs have been either been sacked or resigned from their positions in the party in protest at his leadership so far.


Investigation launched after stately home gutted in blaze

The Hall was empty when the fire took place. Credit: Cheshire Fire Service.

An investigation is underway after a huge fire at an empty stately home in Cheshire.

Firefighters were called to Daresbury Hall, on Daresbury Lane, Runcorn, on Saturday afternoon.

When they arrived crews found that a blaze had taken hold of the large empty building.

A total of eight fire engines were called to the scene to help tackle the fire.

Firefighting operations stopped at just after 10pm last night with two fire engines remaining on the scene overnight, damping down, checking for hot spots and making sure there was no re-ignition.

"It is not yet known how the blaze started but an investigation has been launched.

"If you have any information that you think may be helpful please call Cheshire Police on 101 and tell them what you know."

– Cheshire Fire Service


Burnham: 'I wont be part of a coup'

Bury South MP Lewis 'Corbyn cannot lead us back to Government'

"Unfortunately, it is clear Jeremy Corbyn cannot lead us back to Government and there is a real risk we will suffer a worse election result than in 2015.

"Having taken sounding from Labour members and Councillors in Greater Manchester this weekend I feel I have a duty to stand up and be counted.

"So today I have written to Jeremy and asked him to resign ahead of this weeks no confidence vote."I have been loyal to Jeremy since he became leader."

– Ivan Lewis MP, Bury South
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