The Labour leader Ed Miliband has reportedly sacked former leadership challenger Diane Abbott from her position in his frontbench team as shadow public health minister.
According to the BBC, the Hackney North and Stoke Newington MP said the Labour leader told her he wanted "more message discipline
Neither Labour nor Ms Abbott's office would immediately confirm or deny the report.
The BBC said that Ms Abbott had confirmed her return to the backbenches, saying: "I think Ed wanted more message discipline. I'll live. These things happen."
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