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West Ham MP Lyn Brown’s role as temporary shadow home secretary ends

PUBLISHED: 10:48 20 June 2017 | UPDATED: 10:48 20 June 2017

Lyn Brown, MP for West Ham

Lyn Brown, MP for West Ham

Lyn Brown

Lyn Brown’s temporary role as shadow home secretary has come to an end.

The West Ham MP replaced Diane Abbott in the role a day before the general election due to Ms Abbott’s ill health.

But Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has now confirmed that Ms Brown – who retained her seat with a majority of more than 36,000 in the June 8 vote – has stepped aside to let Ms Abbott return to the role.

Mr Corbyn told ITV’s Peston on Sunday: “Diane suffers from type 2 diabetes and suffered a great deal during the latter part of the election campaign.

“I had a chat with her during that period and we felt that it was right that she took a break from intensive campaigning at a national level.

“She is getting all the support necessary and she is the shadow home secretary.”

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