Friday, January 21

Day: September 13, 2015

Corbyn Starts Work On Forming New Top Team
London

Corbyn Starts Work On Forming New Top Team

    Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will today begin the task of assembling a shadow cabinet - in the face of deep divisions over his radical left wing policies. Less than 24 hours after his resounding win in the leadership contest, six shadow cabinet ministers have resigned with others tipped to follow. Mr Corbyn, 66, the long-standing MP for Islington North, has promised half of the new top team will be women. Announcements are expected over the next 48 hours as Mr Corbyn prepares for his first appearance before the Parliamentary Labour Party in the Commons on Monday. The scale of his victory among party members as well as trade unionists and new-found supporters - he won almost 60% of the 422,664 votes cast - has muted talk of a bid by disgruntled moderates to oust him. But the...