Jeremy Corbyn enlists former rebels to calm purge concerns

Jeremy Corbyn enlists former rebels to calm shake-up concerns

Jeremy Corbyn (Getty)

Monday, October 10, 2016

Jeremy Corbyn is finishing up a surprise reshuffle which has seen some former party rebels return to the fold. 

Mr Corbyn moved to ease disquiet within the party by revealing that 10 MPs who had previously walked out on him have now returned to serve.

Following the controversy surrounding the sacking of chief whip Rosie Winterton, Corbyn suggested a large number of his critics are willing to re-enter his inner circle following his landslide re-election by the membership.

Mr Corbyn said: "I am pleased to announce the appointment of 21 MPs to our front bench, 14 of whom are women and four of whom are from the black and minority ethnic community.

"I welcome back the 10 who have returned, and look forward to working with the eight talented MPs joining the front bench for the first time."