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Jeremy Corbyn reveals shadow cabinet after reshuffle

Hilary Benn Credit: PA

Jeremy Corbyn has revealed his new top team after a lengthy reshuffle of his shadow cabinet.

After more than 30 hours of wrangling, the Labour leader stopped short of dismissing shadow foreign secretary Hilary Benn.

Senior Labour sources said Mr Corbyn had reached an "agreement" with Mr Benn that there could be no repeat of the situation over Syria airstrikes - when they set out opposing views from the despatch box.

The source said there were now 17 women and 14 men in the full shadow cabinet.

The reshuffle saw Pat McFadden sacked as shadow Europe minister and replaced by former junior shadow education minister Pat Glass.

Pat McFadden Credit: PA

Mr McFadden said he originally accepted his job because the looming EU referendum was of "crucial importance".

Tonight Mr Corbyn has told me he does not want me to continue to serve on his frontbench, in particular because of questions I asked about terrorism and national security in the Commons statement following the Paris terrorist attacks.

It is his prerogative to decide his front bench team and I will continue to support and work for Labour in any way I can. I hope Labour retains its strong and clear position to campaign for the United Kingdom to remain in the EU.

– Pat McFadden

Maria Eagle is being shifted from shadow defence secretary to replace Michael Dugher, who was sacked on Tuesday.

Ms Eagle had been seen as blocking Mr Corbyn's desire to oppose renewal of the UK's nuclear deterrent.

Maria Eagle Credit: PA

Shadow employment minister Emily Thornberry, who is in line with the leader on Trident, will replace Ms Eagle as shadow defence secretary.

Emily Thornberry Credit: PA

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