Jeremy Corbyn, Labour leader
Jeremy Corbyn has unveiled a new top Labour team after a reshuffle of the shadow cabinet Reuters

There were only four victims of Jeremy Corbyn's over-hyped "revenge reshuffle": Michael Dugher, Maria Eagle, Pat McFadden and the press lobby. We learnt on the afternoon of 5 January, via Twitter, that Dugher had lost his shadow sports and culture secretary role, while news of Emily Thornberry taking Eagle's shadow defence secretary position and McFadden's sacking as shadow Europe minister broke overnight.

Dugher had already laid the ground for discontent by claiming he was axed because he was "too straight talking" for the left-wing Labour leader. McFadden later followed up by accusing Corbyn of sacking him because of the questions he raised in the House of Commons about terrorism and national security. As for the press lobby, they kept readers up to date with their plight over social media while they camped outside Corbyn's office for hours on end.

The end result of Corbyn's reshuffle is 17 women and 14 men now make up his top team. Notably, shadow foreign secretary Hilary Benn, who backed British air strikes on Islamic State (Isis) targets in Syria, kept his job amid threats of mass resignations among the top team if he were to go.