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‘Why Benn was kept in Corbyn tent, while others were cast out’

08 January 2016 |

Writing for the independent news website The Conversation Dr Honeyman comments on the Labour party’s reshuffling of the shadow cabinet.

The article focuses on Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn’s decision to keep Hilary Benn, MP for Leeds Central, in his position as Shadow Foreign Secretary. Benn was expected to be sacked by many commentators because of his vote for the Syria airstrikes, which opposed Corbyn’s stance.

Labour reshuffle: why Benn was kept in Corbyn tent, while others were cast out

Dr Victoria Honeyman is a Lecturer in British Politics at the School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), University of Leeds.

 

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