Jeremy Corbyn makes a plea to Rebecca Long Bailey to make him Shadow Foreign ...

Jeremy Corbyn makes a plea to his 'anointed' successor Rebecca Long Bailey to make him Shadow Foreign Secretary after he quits as leader Jeremy Corbyn said he would like to stay on as Shadow Foreign Secretary He also took aim at Ms Long Bailey's leadership rival Sir Keir Starmer  More than 500,000 Labour Party members began voting last week  

By Brendan Carlin for The Mail on Sunday

Published: 23:12 GMT, 29 February 2020 | Updated: 01:18 GMT, 1 March 2020

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has made a thinly veiled plea to his 'anointed' successor Rebecca Long Bailey to keep him on after he quits - and make him Shadow Foreign Secretary.

The call came in the wake of Ms Long Bailey's promise to offer Mr Corbyn a frontbench job if she wins the Labour leadership contest.

Mr Corbyn coupled the job request with a dig at Ms Long Bailey's leadership rival Sir Keir Starmer to come clean about who is funding his campaign.

The moves came amid mounting complaints from allies of both Ms Long Bailey and her fellow contender Lisa Nandy that contest favourite Sir Keir was 'going slow' on revealing his main backers until most party members had actually cast their vote.

Jeremy Corbyn (pictured) has made a thinly veiled plea to his 'anointed' successor Rebecca Long Bailey to keep him on after he quits - and make him Shadow Foreign Secretary

Jeremy Corbyn (pictured)

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