By Joe Young - Politics Editor

Loyal: Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell (Top Centre-Left)

John McDonnell, the Shadow Chancellor and the closest ally of Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn, took to Sunday Politics to express his support for the Labour leader.

Speaking to Andrew Neil, McDonnell expressed the fact that Corbyn had a massive mandate from members of the Labour Party to lead, and that he won every electoral test that has been thrown at him (this was a hotly debated claim – read this article for more information).

He then highlighted the fact that no Shadow Cabinet Minister is replaceable.

McDonnell is the first of the Shadow Cabinet to rally to Corbyn’s side, and although it is not a surprising action, may be the first step towards open civil war within the Labour Party; mutiny and backstabbing has been a regular occurrence, but there has never been such a formal divide in the party.

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Joe Young has been involved with student media for a very long time now, holding posts within The Pulse, and Pulse Radio, as well as the predecessor of The Pulse, Pluto. He is currently Politics Editor of The Pulse, and Head of News of Pulse Radio. In 2016, he won the Media Award for Best Article for his coverage of the Fishergate Shopping Centre bomb scare.
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