Shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt has said he is "very sad" to lose his "trusted and good" colleague Emily Thornberry following the MP's resignation.
He told BBC2's Newsnight: "I think it's very sad to lose a trusted and good colleague in the run-up to a general election.
"But we should also be very clear that we are hugely in favour in the Labour Party of people expressing pride in their national identity and national symbols.
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