Richard Burgon confirms he’s been sacked from shadow cabinet
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Richard Burgon confirmed he has not been offered a role in Sir Keir Starmer's shadow cabinet team.
Burgon held the role of shadow justice secretary under Jeremy Corbyn and failed in his bid to become deputy leader.
He wrote on Twitter: 'It's been an honour to serve as Labour's shadow justice secretary since 2016.
'I've just had a chat with Keir who let me know I won't be in his new shadow cabinet team.
'As I've done since joining the party in the mid-1990s, I'll continue to give my all to get a Labour government.'
In October, the Labour MP claimed 'exclusively' on live television that the Labour Party would win the next election.
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He based his evidence on the polls, claiming 'the polls said we wouldn't win last time', leading a presenter to quickly point out that they didn't.
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