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7 former cabinet members still in the House of Commons

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Political giants often leave the House of Commons soon after their time is up. Just look at David Cameron and George Osborne who left parliament within a year of leaving their top jobs. Others, like Nick Clegg, are kicked out come a new election. Here are seven former cabinet ministers still in the House of Commons.

The fate of the MPs who plotted a coup against Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn Train

Remember those few days in June when Labour MPs couldn’t stop resigning? That long Sunday after the country had voted for Brexit, when every time you turned on the radio another shadow cabinet minister had stood down, calling for Jeremy Corbyn to do likewise? Or the next day, when the only thing you wanted to quit was the non-stop news, just for a few hours, but there was Angela Eagle in tears at her own resignation? Before June, the mass resignation of 44 frontbench politicians in as many hours, all citing a loss of confidence in their leader, would have led to said leader being turfed out of office.

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7 former cabinet members still in the House of Commons

Political giants often leave the House of Commons soon after their time is up. Just look at David Cameron and George Osborne who left parliament within a year of leaving their top jobs. Others, like Nick Clegg, are kicked out come a new election. Here are seven former cabinet ministers still in the House of Commons.

Jeremy Corbyn Train

The fate of the MPs who plotted a coup against Corbyn

Remember those few days in June when Labour MPs couldn’t stop resigning? That long Sunday after the country had voted for Brexit, when every time you turned on the radio another shadow cabinet minister had stood down, calling for Jeremy Corbyn to do likewise? Or the next day, when the only thing you wanted to quit was the non-stop news, just for a few hours, but there was Angela Eagle in tears at her own resignation? Before June, the mass resignation of 44 frontbench politicians in as many hours, all citing a loss of confidence in their leader, would have led to said leader being turfed out of office.