Three of the top jobs in his shadow cabinet are now held by London MPs
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn announced a raft of appointments yesterday as part of his cabinet reshufle.
Shami Chakrabarti was promoted to shadow attorney general just weeks after she joined the House of Lords following her controversial report into anti-Semitism in the Labour Party.
In other appointments, Rosie Winterton, the moderate chief whip, was fired and was replaced by Gordon Brown ally Nick Brown.
Tom Blenkinsop MP said in a tweet: “Rosie was an excellent chief whip and great to work for. The leadership will miss her diplomatic abilities acutely.”
A source told PoliticsHome: “She went up there to meet him for a scheduled meeting about Shadow Cabinet elections and he sacked her. It just shows that all the talk about unity was a sham.”
Diane Abbott appointed shadow home secretary
Shami Chakrabarti new shadow attorney general
Rosie Winterton sacked as chief whip, replaced by Nick Brown
Keir Starmer appointed shadow Brexit secretary
Clive Lewis moves to shadow business secretary
Sarah Champion gets shadow women and equalities brief