Hilary Benn has been sacked as Shadow Foreign Secretary

We had the Tories, now on to Labour as the party leader, Jeremy Corbyn sacks Hilary Benn from the Shadow Cabinet;

Newspaper reports suggested Mr Benn had been encouraging shadow ministers to resign if Mr Corbyn ignored the result of the no confidence vote.

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell said Mr Corbyn “worked himself to the ground” during the four-month campaign.

Senior Labour sources have also told the BBC that a significant number of shadow cabinet resignations were likely if Jeremy Corbyn ignores the result of the the confidence vote.

 Via Mick, here’s Benn’s statement:

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