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Jeremy Corbyn Blasted For New Shadow Cabinet Gender Balance By Labour's Women's Network

'It's not good enough.'

05/07/2016 20:07 | Updated 05 July 2016

The Labour Women's Network has attacked Jeremy Corbyn for reneging on his promise to appoint a gender-balanced shadow cabinet. 

The group, whose committee includes two of Corbyn's former shadow cabinet ministers, blasted the newly reshuffle frontbench - details of which were released on Tuesday.

They claimed its gender makeup was "not good enough" and posted a picture of the Labour leader posing with a poster he had signed pledging to ensure 50% of his top team were women.

Corbyn has been forced to appoint a new shadow cabinet following mass resignations.

Labour Women's Network's management committee includes Corbyn's former shadow mental health minister Luciana Berger and former shadow women's and equalities minister Kate Green.

Both resigned from the shadow frontbench in the aftermath of the EU referendum as Labour MPs demanded Corbyn resign the leadership.

The newly formed shadow cabinet has just ten women occupying the 24 portfolios. It is also still missing a shadow attorney general.

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