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Corbyn brings Clive Lewis back into the fold… just months after he was filmed telling Labour member ‘get on your knees b***h’

JEREMY Corbyn re-appointed controversial leftie Clive Lewis to his frontbench – months after he was reprimanded for using sexist language and exactly a month after being cleared of groping claims.

The Norwich South MP was slammed by senior Labour women after he was filmed saying "get on your knees bitch" at a party hosted by hard-left group Momentum in September.

He was forced to make a grovelling apology.

Mr Lewis was also accused of sexually harassing a Labour member during the Westminster sleaze scandal.

He was cleared last month after the party's sexual harassment panel found insufficient evidence to proceed with a case against him.

The MP had been accused of squeezing a woman's bottom while giving her a hug at an event at the Labour annual conference in Brighton in September.

Until recently he was seen as a top leadership contender.

Mr Lewis's appointment as a shadow Treasury minister will also cause controversy as it comes less than a year after he quit the frontbench so he could vote against the crucial Brexit bill in the Commons.

He was among a list of 13 appointments as part of a mini reshuffle slipped out last night.

Left-wing firebrand Laura Pidcock was appointed shadow Labour minister. She was accused of lying after a row over her missing a Universal Credit debate in Parliament to go on a birthday trip to Venice.

And she sparked fury when she was elected last June after declaring she won't be friends with Tories because they're "the enemy".

The new shadow fire minister Karen Lee, who chairs the pro-socialist Cuba Solidarity Campaign, was roundly condemned last summer for wishing Fidel Castro a happy birthday on Twitter.

She replaces sacked Chris Williamson, who was fired for calling for council tax to double.

Fellow leftie Dan Carden – a former top aide to union baron Len McCluskey, was appointed a shadow international development minister.

Lyn Brown, who had to replace Diane Abbott as Shadow Home Secretary during her bout of illness on the eve of June's General Election, was appointed a shadow Treasury minister.

The reshuffle comes despite Mr Corbyn's top team insisting on Monday that he would not be making changes to his top team.

Mr Corbyn said: "I am pleased to make these appointments to strengthen Labour’s frontbench team, which is now a Government in waiting.

“I look forward to working with them in their new roles holding the Government to account, developing policy to transform our country and, with their Shadow Secretary of States, preparing to form a Government that will deliver for the many not the few.

Corbyn's reshuffle – the latest appointments

Shadow Minister for Pensions – Jack Dromey MP
Shadow Minister for Labour – Laura Pidcock MP
Shadow Minister for Planning – Roberta Blackman-Woods MP
Shadow Minister for Social Care and Mental Health – Paula Sherriff MP
Shadow Minister for Buses – Matt Rodda MP
Shadow Minister for the Treasury – Clive Lewis MP
Shadow Minister for the Treasury – Lyn Brown MP
Shadow Minister for Fire – Karen Lee MP
Shadow Minister for International Trade – Judith Cummins MP
Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office – Chris Matheson MP
Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office – Laura Smith MP
Shadow Minister for International Development – Dan Carden MP
Shadow Minister for International Development – Preet Gill MP” target=”_blank” title=”Click to share on Twitter

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