Doncaster MP Rosie Winterton keeps her chief whip role

Labour Chief Whip Rosie Winterton. Ian Nicholson/PA Wire

Labour Chief Whip Rosie Winterton. Ian Nicholson/PA Wire

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A Doncaster MP is keeping her chief whip role in Jeremy Corbyn’s new shadow cabinet.

Rosie Winterton, Doncaster Central MP, will keep the crucial role said the newly-elected Labour leader.

He said: “We are a movement and a party renewed.

“After the overwhelming mandate we achieved today, we are bringing together a new parliamentary team to take our message to the country.

“We go forward united and determined, and I am delighted to have appointed Rosie Winterton to continue to serve as Chief Whip.

“Rosie has served our party under consecutive administrations and will be a valuable part of our new team.”

Ms Winterton, a former aide to John Prescott and a minister under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, held the chief whip role - in charge of enforcing party discipline - throughout Ed Miliband’s leadership.

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