Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘Imminent’ Reshuffle Will Take Place Without Shadow Cabinet Elections

However, Corbyn failed to succeed in delaying the NEC’s agreed plan to expand its own 33-strong body to include two new representatives for the Scottish and Welsh Labour parties.

HuffPost has been told that the leader made a personal plea to postpone the rule change but was rebuffed by the NEC at Saturday night’s meeting.

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale, who is set to take up the new NEC post along with a Welsh rep, made an impassioned plea for conference to vote on the changes, which will also give the party north of the border ‘full autonomy’.

Copies of the rule changes, outlined in red below, have been passed to HuffPost.

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