MP for Norwich South Clive Lewis returned to the opposition frontbench last week as Jeremy Corbyn matched the Prime Minister and reshuffled some of his Shadow Cabinet. Lewis, who resigned as Shadow Business Secretary last February was an important ally of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in the early months of the latter’s leadership.
Seen by some in the party’s ranks as a potential future leader, this move represents a cooling of relations between the Labour leader and Lewis, who has publicly voiced his displeasure over the party’s stance on Brexit in the past.
Lewis was also recently cleared of a claim of sexual harassment was appointed as a junior minister in the Treasury. He was one of 13 appointments made.
Newly appointed Conservative Party chairman and MP for Great Yarmouth Brandon Lewis has described the appointment as a “reward for abusive behaviour.”