The new shadow foreign secretary has backed under fire Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to continue in his post. Emily Thornberry was promoted from shadow defence secretary in the latest Labour reshuffle on Monday (27 June 2016).
The Islington South and Finsbury MP said: "I think that Jeremy Corbyn will be the leader of the Labour party until he decides he doesn't want to be the leader of the Labour party any more. I think that he was elected less than a year ago with a huge mandate from the members, and in the end it is for the members to decide who our leader is".
She added, "Members of the Parliamentary Labour Party need to understand that. I think that the Labour Party is nearly half a million people strong, and we have to make collective decisions".
Corbyn has found himself under increased pressure to step down as leader since the UK voted to leave the EU on 23 June. Since the vote, a large number of his shadow cabinet have resigned, with Hilary Benn, the former shadow foreign secretary, being sacked by the Labour leader on 26 June.
Elsewhere in the reshuffle, long-time Corbyn ally Diane Abbott has been promoted to shadow health secretary, Clive Lewis has been moved to shadow defence secretary and Pat Glass has taken on the role as shadow education secretary.