South Yorkshire MP Sarah Champion unresigns from Labour front bench

South Yorkshire MP Sarah Champion has reportedly unresigned and been reinstated as a Shadow Home Office Minister.

Monday, 25th July 2016, 4:31 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 7:58 pm
Sarah Champion

MP for Rotherham Ms Champion, who was one of dozens of Labour frontbenchers who quit in protest at Jeremy Corbyn‘s leadership last month, formally retracted her resignation in an email this afternoon.

The email reportedly reads: “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.”

A spokesperson for Jeremy Corbyn confirmed her retraction had been accepted and she had been reinstated.

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The spokesperson went on to suggest there could be more than one unresignation - perhaps growing into a deshuffle.

They said: “We hope that others will rejoin the shadow cabinet and get on with the job of opposing Government.”

Ms Champion resigned on June 28. She said at the time: “I have just stepped down from my shadow minister job, but not my responsibilities to my constituents, party or victims of abuse.”