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Karl Turner quits shadow cabinet

Karl Turner Credit: PA

Karl Turner has become the latest Labour MP to quit the shadow cabinet, following several other high-profile resignations on Sunday.

Karl Turner was Shadow Attorney General and MP for Kingston Upon Hull.


Tom Watson 'saddened' by Labour resignations

Tom Watson and Jeremy Corbyn speak at a Remain rally in London. Credit: Reuters

Deputy Labour leader Tom Watson has said he is "extremely disappointed" that Hilary Benn has been sacked by Jeremy Corbyn.

He added that he was "equally saddened" by the resignation of eight members of the shadow cabinet on Sunday.

Mr Watson said his focus was to "hold the Labour Party together in very turbulent times", and added that he will meet Jeremy Corbyn on Monday to discuss the "way forward".

I was deeply disappointed to see Hilary Benn sacked in the early hours of this morning and equally saddened that so many talented, able and hard-working colleagues felt they had to leave the shadow cabinet.

My single focus is to hold the Labour party together in very turbulent times. The nation needs an effective opposition, particularly as the current leadership of the country is so lamentable.

It's very clear to me that we are heading for an early general election and the Labour party must be ready to form a Government. There’s much work to do. I will be meeting Jeremy Corbyn tomorrow morning to discuss the way forward.

– Deputy Labour leader Tom Watson

Vernon Coaker resigns from the shadow cabinet

Vernon Coaker, former Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Credit: Reuters

The shadow secretary of state for Northern Ireland Vernon Coaker has joined seven other members of the shadow cabinet and resigned.

ITV News' Political Correspondent Carl Dinnen has added Coaker to the list of 'Labour leavers' as the exodus continues.

The resignations follow the sacking of shadow foreign secretary Hilary Benn overnight.

He has released a statement saying he believes it is "time for the party to unite behind a new leader" and serve as an "effective opposition".

He adds: "I have sought to make it my priority to provide reassurance to the people and political parties of Northern Ireland that Labour remains committed to the principle of consent, as expressed through the Good Friday Agreement and subsequent agreements.

"I know my successor in this role continues this vital work."

Conservative MPs arrive at Boris Johnson's home

Ben Wallace MP (right) is greeted by Jake Berry MP. Credit: ITV News

Conservative MPs Ben Wallace and Jake Berry have been spotted at Boris Johnson's home amid speculation he could become the next party leader.

The former mayor of London has been installed as the favourite to replace David Cameron following his resignation in the wake of the leave result of the EU referendum.

Mr Wallace was seen being greeted by Mr Berry and Mr Johnson's home in Oxfordshire as he considers a bid for the party leadership.


Malhotra resigns as shadow chief secretary to Treasury

Seema Malhotra is one of a number of Labour cabinet members to have resigned on Sunday. Credit: PA

Seema Malhotra, shadow chief secretary to the Treasury, has resigned from the shadow cabinet, sources said.

The MP is one of seven Labour cabinet members to have quit on Sunday, but ITV News Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship has said this resignation is "different" as she is closer to Mr Corbyn that her colleagues.

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