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David Cameron Jokes Newly Elected Labour MP Will Be In Shadow Cabinet By End Of The Day

'And I thought I was having a bad day'

27/06/2016 16:12

David Cameron may have been forced to quit as prime minister following his EU referendum defeat - but he appears not to have lost his sense of humour.

Appearing in the Commons for the first time since the Brexit result, Cameron welcomed Labour's newly elected MP for Tooting, Rosena Allin-Khan, to parliament.

"I think I’d advise her to keep her mobile phone on, I think she might be in the shadow cabinet by the end of the day," he joked.

Jeremy Corbyn has lost 20 members of his shadow cabinet and several junior shadow ministers since the early hours of Sunday morning - as Labour MPs attempt to force him out.

Cameron added to laughter: "And I thought I was having a bad day."

Allin-Khan took the joke in good humour and grinned widely at the suggestion she may be called on to fill in a shadow ministerial job.

Shadow Cabinet Resignations Since Sunday

Shadow Health Secretary Heidi Alexander 
Shadow Minister for Young People Gloria De Piero
Shadow Scotland Secretary Ian Murray
Shadow Transport Secretary Lillian Greenwood
Shadow Education Secretary Lucy Powell 
Shadow Environment Secretary Kerry McCarthy 
Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury Seema Malhotra
Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary Vernon Coaker
Shadow Justice Secretary Lord Faloner
Shadow Attorney General Karl Turner 
Shadow Leader of the House Chris Bryant
Shadow Business Secretary Angela Eagle
Shadow Energy Secretary Lisa Nandy
Shadow Culture Secretary Maria Eagle
Shadow Housing Minister John Healey
Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Owen Smith
Shadow Welsh Secretary Nia Griffith
Shadow Women’s minister Kate Green
Shadow Cabinet minister for mental health Luciana Berger
Shadow foreign secretary Hilary Benn (sacked)

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