Jeremy Corbyn has begun his Cabinet reshuffle

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is currently reshuffling his shadow cabinet. He is in his office with some close advisors and is inviting his shadow ministers to come and see him, one at a time. It’s very hard to work out exactly what is going on, but a group of Parliament’s lobby journalists are camped out in the corridor and are reporting who is going in and out of the office.

The big moves to watch out for are shadow Foreign Secretary Hilary Benn and Shadow Defence Secretary Maria Eagle. Both of them voted to extend the RAF’s bombing campaign against ISIS into Syria, despite Corbyn’s opposition to it and there have been rumours in the press in recent days that they are about to lose their positions.

When Corbyn formed his Shadow Cabinet, journalists were able to find out what was going on by listening through the door of the room he was in, so Labour are taking no chances this time. Corbyn himself came out of his office to tell journalists off for being too close.

The first person through the door is shadow minister for Energy and Climate Change Barry Gardiner. He didn’t deny he had been promoted as he left the office with a “smile on his face.

This is what Gardiner told Guardian journalist Rajeev Syal – it’s a little bit cryptic.

A lot of people come in and out of his office with a smile on their face. I don’t think I’ll be the only one today. You shouldn’t read too much in to that. I think I’ve probably said enough.

Next in is shadow chief Secretary to the Treasury Seema Malhotra. She doesn’t give anything away as she leaves the office.

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