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Brexit reshuffle

By Michael O'Sullivan

Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the Labour Party has produced yet another reshuffle of his short tenure, this is possibly his 5th reshuffle.

Rebecca Long-Bailey MP for Stretford was amongst the biggest winners, taking over from the departed Clive Lewis, who resigned over Corbyn’s Article 50 three line whip. Long-Baily is tipped by Corbyn himself to take over as leader of the party at some point.

The other changes were as follows: Christina Reese moves to shadow Welsh secretary, Sue Hayman has been appointed the New Environmental affairs secretary and Peter Dowd has replaced Long-Baily as chief secretary to the treasury.

The MPs who resigned were Jo Stevens, Rachel Maskell and Clive Lewis.

Corbyn said of the reshuffle: “We have a wealth of talent in our party and the strength of our shadow team will develop Labour’s alternative plan to rebuild and transform Britain, so that no one and no community is left behind.”

It has also emerged that Jon Trickett is likely to lose his post as National Campaign Coordinator. Trickett as reported by Stephen Bush, is part of Corbyn’s inner trio of key supporters, the other two being Diane Abbott and John McDonnell. The group attend a regular 4pm strategy meeting, however Trickett has not been in attendance of late, due in part, to his relationship with Corbyn’s office manager Karie Murphy. Apparently they are at odds with one another, and Trickett has stopped attending these vital meetings in order to avoid her. However Trickett is likely to still remain in the shadow cabinet, although we are unsure as to which new role he will take up.

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