Labour MP Sarah Champion Unresigns From Jeremy Corbyn's Frontbench

25/07/2016 16:17 | Updated 25 July 2016
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Labour MP Sarah Chamption has unresigned from Jeremy Corbyn’s frontbench team.

The Rotherham MP quit her role as shadow minister for preventing abuse on June 26.

However today she wrote to Corbyn asking to be reinstated. The Labour leader has accepted her back.

“The Leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, is pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah Champion MP, who is re-joining the Labour’s front bench as Shadow Home Office Minister, focusing on women, equality and domestic violence,” the party said today.

In an email sent to  Corbyn obtained by Guido Fawkes, Champion said:

“I would like to formally retract my resignation and ask to be reinstated to my role as Shadow Home Office minister for preventing abuse and domestic violence with immediate effect.”

Champion initially quit as part of the wave of mass resignations from Corbyn’s frontbench last month.

Sources told HuffPost UK the ‘un-resignation’ letter may have been hanging around for a while.

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