Shadow Cabinet was put up for reselection first among Labour MPs. Party leader and Shadow Foreign Secretary easily won reselection on Tuesday night
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry cruised through reselection ‘trigger‘ meetings in their Islington constituencies. According to local sources, hardly anyone registered a vote saying they wished to run a selection contest.
Right-wing Labour MPs complaining about possible deselection should remind themselves that the Shadow Cabinet underwent the process first.
But members who do want to change their sitting MP need to push hard for their local trigger votes to take place without delay, as a general election will end the window for them to happen – and some CLPs seem to be trying to slip through the process without fully informing all members of their opportunity to vote.
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