Emily Thornberry appointed shadow secretary of state for exiting the European Union

 
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Thornberry will continue as shadow foreign secretary (Source: Getty)

Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry will also take on the role of shadow secretary of state for exiting the European Union.

Thornberry will take on the role in leader Jeremy Corbyn's shadow cabinet after Prime Minister Theresa May made the new department in her cabinet reshuffle.

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