Returning shadow cabinet member Sarah Champion [Image: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images].

Returning shadow cabinet member Sarah Champion [Image: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images].

The withdrawal of Sarah Champion’s resignation from the shadow cabinet is doubly welcome.

Firstly, it shows that there are Labour MPs among those who have been standing against Jeremy Corbyn, who genuinely want the best for the Labour Party and are willing to change their minds if they think they have made a mistake.

Secondly, it shows that Jeremy Corbyn was serious when he offered the “hand of friendship” to anybody who wanted to come back to him.

It’s hard to say more about this until Ms Champion returns from her foreign trip.

Of course, that hasn’t stopped Twitter!

Some of the responses have been hugely positive:

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Some haven’t. I’ll just leave these here without comment:

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This Writer, by the way, is delighted.

An MP who quit Labour’s front bench during a revolt against Jeremy Corbyn has been reinstated after asking for her old job back.

Sarah Champion, the MP for Rotherham, has retracted her resignation as shadow minister for preventing child abuse and domestic violence.

Ms Champion is on an overseas trip but her office confirmed that she had “retaken” her old job.

The BBC’s Norman Smith said it was an “extraordinary development”.

Ms Champion has not given any reason for wishing to return to Mr Corbyn’s team shadowing the Home Office.

Source: Labour leadership: MP ‘unresigns’ from Corbyn team – BBC News

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