Labour Coup Day Two

This morning’s rolling resignations:

  • 19:54 Nic Dakin, shadow Minister for Schools, absents himself.
  • 17:59 Richard Burden resigns as shadow Transport minister.
  • 17:54 Melanie Onn, Shadow Deputy Leader of House, has resigned
  • 17:49 Sharon Hodgson resigns as Labour’s Shadow Minister for Children
  • 17:16 Shadow Police minister Jack Dromey next to go.
  • 15:26 Sir Keir Starmer quits as Shadow Home Office minister.
  • 14:21 Shadow Culture minister Thangam Debbonaire goes.
  • 14:18 Luciana Berger goes too.
  • 13:02 Shadow Women’s minister Kate Green quits.
  • 12:37 Maria Eagle quits as Shadow Culture Secretary.
  • 12:16 Shadow Welsh Secretary Nia Griffith quits along with junior Susan Jones.
  • 12:19 Shadow Housing Secretary John Healey also gone.
  • 12:17 Shadow Business Secretary Angela Eagle resigns.
  • 11:52 Housing PPS Matthew Pennycock also goes.
  • 11:51 Lisa Nandy and Owen Smith resign.
  • 11:40 Jenny Chapman quits Education team, Colleen Fletcher quits Defra.
  • 11:00 Roberta Blackman-Woods quits the Housing team.
  • 09:58 Shadow Minister for the Natural Environment Alex Cunningham resigns.
  • 09:20 Angela Smith, Leader of Labour in the Lords, and Labour’s Lords Chief Whip Steve Bassam both quit attending shadow cabinet meetings.
  • 09:02 Ruth Smeeth resigns as a PPS to the NI team.
  • 08:45 Education PPS Jess Phillips resigns.
  • 08:37 Shadow ministers Steve Reed and Yvonne Fovargue have gone.
  • 08:31 Wayne David resigns as Shadow Europe Minister.
  • 08:21 Justice PPS Chris Matheson quits.
  • 08:06 Stephen Kinnock has resigned as Angela Eagle’s PPS.
  • 07:53 Neil Coyle, who nominated Corbyn, has resigned as PPS to Bryant.
  • 07:52 Diana Johnson resigns as Shadow Foreign Office Minister.
  • 07:49 Toby Perkins resigns as Shadow Armed Forces Minister.
  • 07:48 Anna Turley resigns as Shadow Minister for Civil Society.

See yesterday’s resignations here

New Shadow Cabinet appointments:

  • Shadow Communities Secretary – Graeme Morris
  • Shadow Lord President of the Council, and Campaigns and Elections Director – Jon Trickett
  • Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary – Debbi Abrahams
  • Shadow Energy Secretary – Barry Gardiner
  • Shadow Justice Secretary – Richard Burgon
  • Shadow Foreign Secretary – Emily Thornberry
  • Shadow Health Secretary – Diane Abbott
  • Shadow Education Secretary – Pat Glass
  • Shadow Transport Secretary – Andy McDonald
  • Shadow Defence Secretary – Clive Lewis
  • Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury – Rebecca Long-Bailey
  • Shadow International Development Secretary – Kate Osamor
  • Shadow Environment Food and Rural Affairs Secretary – Rachel Maskell
  • Shadow Voter Engagement and Youth Affairs – Cat Smith
  • Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary – Dave Anderson



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Quote of the Day

Former public schoolboy Chuka Umunna told the  ‘Exit From Brexit Dinner’…

“Remainians, Remoaners, I don’t care what the label is, I’m proud. It’s fashionable to label everyone in this room as the liberal metropolitan elite . . . This caricature is promoted by a bunch of former public schoolboys!” 

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