MP Michael Dugher rejects Jeremy Corbyn reshuffle claims
3 January 2016
From the section UK Politics
Shadow culture secretary Michael Dugher has rejected claims Jeremy Corbyn is to carry out a reshuffle of his shadow cabinet to clear out dissenting voices.
Rumours of reshuffles “swirl around in politics” in all parties – but “over-enthusiastic aides” and ambitious MPs were often the source, he said.
He said removing critics from his front bench would be “inconsistent” with Mr Corbyn’s pledge to allow more debate.
A number of Labour MPs have warned their leader against changing his team.
Mr Dugher is among high-profile figures who it has been reported could lose his post in a so-called “revenge reshuffle”.
Others reportedly include shadow foreign secretary Hilary Benn, defence secretary Maria Eagle and chief whip Dame Rosie Winterton.
Both Mr Benn and Ms Eagle voted in opposition to their leader in favour of the UK bombing the so-called Islamic State in Syria, while Dame Rosie abstained in the free vote.
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Source:: BBC UK