Corruption: The First 100 Days of David Moyes - Chapter 3

Adam cs December 2, 2015 User blog:Adam cs


220px-Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn was sacked as an MP and Labour leader in June 2016, prompting a leadership election and a by-election in his former Islington North constituency.

On 11 June 2016, The Labour Party, though its Deputy Leader Tom Watson, announced that Jeremy Corbyn had been sacked as the party's leader and as a Member of Parliament in response to his inability to take action on the corruption scandal within the party, amid the widely-publicized corruption scandal which had engulfed the party for many months, triggering both a By-election in his constituency Islington North, and a leadership election, due to take place within two months. In the meantime, Watson became acting leader.

Labour MPs Jon Trickett, Jamie Reed, Meg Hillier, and Gordon Marsden were all unseated following their arrests for bribery, triggering five simultaneous by-elections in their former constituencies. Trickett and Lord Falconer's ministerial positions were replaced.

Also, a day after their dismissals, Corbyn and Falconer each faced a 7-year ban from politics, and a fine of about £150,000 as the corruption scandal deepened further and further.

The Shadow Cabinet of acting leader Tom Watson is as follows:

Portfolio Shadow Minister
Leader of the Opposition
Acting Leader of the Labour Party
Tom Watson MP
Shadow First Secretary of State
Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills
Angela Eagle MP
Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer John McDonnell MP
Shadow Lord Chancellor
Shadow Secretary of State for Justice
Shadow Minister for the Constitutional Convention
Vernon Coaker MP
Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury Seema Malhotra MP
Shadow Secretary of Sate for the Home Department The Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs The Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP
Opposition Chief Whip in the House of Commons The Rt Hon Rosie Winterton MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Health Heidi Alexander MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Education Lucy Powell MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Owen Smith MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Defence Emily Thornberry MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government The Rt Hon John Healey MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Lisa Nandy MP
Shadow Leader of the House of Commons Chris Bryant MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport Lilian Greenwood MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Maria Eagle MP
Shadow Secretary of State for International Development Diane Abbott MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland Ian Murray MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Wales Stephen Kinnock MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Nia Griffith MP
Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities Kate Green MP
Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office Jon Ashworth MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Kerry McCarthy MP
Shadow Minister for Young People and Voter Registration Gloria De Piero MP
Shadow Leader of the House of Lords The Rt Hon The Baroness Smith of Basildon PC
Shadow Minister for Mental Health Luciana Berger MP
Opposition Chief Whip in the House of Lords The Rt Hon The Lord Bassam of Brighton PC
Also attending Shadow Cabinet meetings
Shadow Attorney General Karl Turner MP
Shadow Minister without Portfolio The Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP
Shadow Minister for Housing and Planning Roberta Blackman-Woods MP

The candidates to succeed him were former Everton, Manchester United and Real Sociedad, David Moyes, the MP for Glasgow East who was elected to Parliament in a by-election after Natalie McGarry resigned following a police investigation into money which had gone missing from the accounts of the Women for Independence group, Andy Burnham, Shadow Home Secretary, Owen Smith, Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, and Chi Onwurah, the MP for Newcastle Central.

The number of MPs next to the candidate's name below includes the candidate, who can count as one of the 35 MPs needed. Public nominations for candidates by MPs were as follows:


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