John McDonnell will not return to shadow cabinet

Shadow chancellor says new Labour leader needs to build broad coalition across UKFollow the latest political news - liveJohn McDonnell has said he will not return to the shadow cabinet after Labour’s worst general election result in a generation.The...

John McDonnell will not return to shadow cabinet

Shadow chancellor says new Labour leader needs to build broad coalition across UK

John McDonnell has said he will not return to the shadow cabinet after Labour’s worst general election result in a generation.

The shadow chancellor, seen as one of the architects of Labour’s shift to the left, has been a major figure at the top of the party since Jeremy Corbyn’s surprise 2015 leadership victory. But he had been criticised for his influence on Labour’s decision to support a second Brexit referendum, which alienated many voters in the party’s once-solid heartlands who had voted to leave the European Union.

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