MP quits Labour front-bench...and gets her old job back 23 days later

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JEREMY CORBYN’S inner circle are said to be delighted an MP who quit as part of a mass walk-out of front-benchers has re-joined their team.

Rotherham MP Sarah Champion resigned as shadow minister for preventing abuse in June, however last week she emailed Mr Corbyn asking for her job back and was reappointed.

A source close to Mr Corbyn, who faces a leadership challenge from Welsh MP Owen Smith, said the door is “absolutely” open to any other front-bench MPs who resigned last month to return to their former positions.

“She is very passionate about her brief and we have got a job to do opposing the Government and obviously we are very pleased to be welcoming her back,” they said.

“We obvously hope more will follow. Jeremy has made it clear on a number of occasions he wants to reach out to the Parliamentary Labour Party. It is possible for others [who resigned] to come back.”

Ms Champion is well known in Westminster and in her Rotherham constituency for her campaign work after 1400 youngsters were found to be victims of abuse.

When she resigned from Mr Corbyn’s team on June 28, alongside 60 others, she Tweeted that she would continue to support “constituents, party or victims of abuse.”