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Jeremy Corbyn welcomes 10 returning MPs to shadow team

Jeremy Corbyn has welcomed a number of MPs who previously turned their backs on the leadership. Credit: Reuters

Jeremy Corbyn has announced 21 new shadow frontbench appointments, including 10 MPs who previously walked out in protest at his leadership in June.

"I am pleased to announce the appointment of 21 MPs to our frontbench, 14 of whom are women, and four of whom are from the black and minority ethnic community," Mr Corbyn said.

"I welcome back the 10 who have returned, and look forward to working with the eight talented MPs joining the frontbench for the first time."

The 10 returning MPs are:

New Shadow Minister for Labour Jack Dromey. Credit: PA Wire
  • Jack Dromey MP - Shadow Minister for Labour
  • Pat Glass MP - Shadow Minister for Transport
  • Sharon Hodgson MP - Shadow Minister for Public Health
  • Roberta Blackman-Woods MP - Shadow Minister for Local Government and Housing
  • Kevin Brennan MP - Shadow Minister for Arts and Heritage and Deputy Secretary of State DCMS
  • Louise Haigh MP - Shadow Minister for the Digital Economy
  • Jenny Chapman MP - Shadow Minister for Brexit
  • Matthew Pennycook MP - Shadow Minister for Brexit
  • Nick Thomas-Symonds MP - Shadow Solicitor General
  • Emma Lewell-Buck MP - Shadow Minister for Children and Families
Jeremy Corbyn pictured with new Shadow Minister for Transport Pat Glass. Credit: PA Wire

The move comes after the resignation of two junior whips, Conor McGinn and Holly Lynch, who quit after chief whip Rosie Winterton was sacked in a reshuffle that threatened to reignite an internal strife that has plagued the Labour party in recent months.

A Labour source said: "No-one will lose any sleep over Conor McGinn resigning after the disloyalty he showed in organising resignations during the attempted coup."

The return of MPs who previously turned their backs on the leadership will provide Mr Corbyn with an opportunity to bring some calm to the Labour Party after a tumultuous few days since he began reshaping his top team.

New Shadow Minister for Industrial Strategy Chi Onwurah. Credit: PA Wire

The other appointments are:

  • Chi Onwurah MP - Shadow Minister for Industrial Strategy
  • Tulip Siddiq MP - Shadow Minister for Early Years
  • Gareth Thomas MP - Shadow Minister for Communities and Local Government
  • Kate Hollern MP - Shadow Minister for Communities and Local Government
  • Jim McMahon MP - Shadow Minister for Local Government and Devolution
  • Margaret Greenwood MP - Shadow Minister for the Department of Work and Pensions
  • Rosena Allin-Khan MP - Shadow Minister for Sport
  • Paul Bloomfield MP - Shadow Minister for Brexit
  • Carolyn Harris MP - Shadow Minister for Home Affairs
  • Yasmin Qureshi MP - Shadow Minister for Justice
  • Julie Cooper MP - Shadow Community Health Minister