Durham City MP quits as Labour shadow minister in Jeremy Corbyn row

Durham City MP Roberta Blackman-Woods has resigned from Jeremy Corbyn's shadow team.

Monday, 27th June 2016, 10:30 am
Updated Monday, 27th June 2016, 11:33 am
Roberta Blackman-Woods.

Dr Blackman-Woods, who served as Shadow Housing Minister, is the latest MP to resign from Labour's top benches as pressure mounts against Mr Corbyn.

The opposition leader announced a new Shadow Cabinet lineup this morning after a series of resignations on Sunday. He has also received strong support from loyalists and grassroots party members.

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