Jeremy Corbyn Starts Reshuffle With Sacking Of Shadow Chief Whip Rosie Winterton

Jeremy Corbyn has moved to stamp his authority on Labour at Westminster by sacking Shadow Chief Whip Rosie Winterton in a new reshuffle of his top team.

Building on his landslide re-election, the Labour leader axed Winterton and replaced her with former Gordon Brown ally Nick Brown.

Brown had served as Chief Whip in the last Labour government, and is one of the most experienced ‘fixers’ in Parliament.

Dame Rosie, seen by Corbyn allies as an obstacle to the leader’s authority, leaves her post after six years’ service in the job under Ed Miliband, Harriet Harman and Corbyn.

She was a strong ally of Hilary Benn, whose sacking in July prompted the ‘coup’ attempt by Labour MPs keen to topple Corbyn.

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