A Labour MP who quit Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet last month has been reinstated after she “unresigned” back to her old post.
A spokesperson for the party leader’s office confirmed to the Independent that Sarah Champion had asked to re-join the shadow cabinet, and that her request had been accepted.
In a letter to Mr Corbyn Ms Champion said: “I would like to formally retract my resignation and ask to be reinstated to my role as shadow home office minister for preventing abuse and domestic violence with immediate effect.”
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Labour leadership: MP ‘unresigns’ from Corbyn team
An MP who quit Labour’s front bench during a revolt against Jeremy Corbyn has been reinstated after asking for her old job back.
Sarah Champion, the MP for Rotherham, has retracted her resignation as shadow minister for preventing child abuse and domestic violence.
Ms Champion is on an overseas trip but her office confirmed that she had “retaken” her old job.
The BBC’s Norman Smith said it was an “extraordinary development”.
Ms Champion has not given any reason for wishing to return to Mr Corbyn’s team shadowing the Home Office.
When she resigned from the front bench last month, Ms Champion insisted she was not taking part in an organised coup or “siding with anyone” but she believed that his leadership had become untenable.
Rotherham MP Sarah Champion “unresigns” and rejoins Corbyn team
LABOUR rebel Sarah Champion has “unresigned” and returned to Jeremy Corbyn’s team.
The Rotherham MP (pictured) was one of dozens of previous allies of the embattled Labour leader to step down last month.