Bristol MP Thangam Debbonaire gets promoted to front bench despite radiotherapy

Jeremy Corbyn has promoted a Bristol MP to the front bench – despite the fact she is currently undergoing radiotherapy treatment in the city while she recovers from breast cancer. The newly elected MP is not expected to return full-time to Parliament until late April or early May. Despite that, Labour leader Mr Corbyn appointed her shadow minister for culture, media and sport on Thursday. However, her office said the leadership accepted that it would be a while until she can devote a substantial amount of time to the role.

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