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No shadow cabinet reform at conference: McDonnell

The Labour party does not plan to consider calls to allow MPs a greater role in shaping the shadow cabinet at its conference - and is unlikely to make any decision before parliament reforms in October, said John McDonnell.

The shadow chancellor told Peston on Sunday that the national executive committee would not be ready to bring any proposals in time for the party's annual conference.

He confirmed that leader Jeremy Corbyn will retain power over the selection of his cabinet in the meantime.

I'm open for a discussion on it, I'm open for a discussion about whether its MP and members and whether there's a balance of that...what we don't want to do at this point is pre-empt anything.

It will remain the status quo and then we'll see how we go from there.

– John McDonnell