For Labour wobbles
Corbyn triggered the walkout from the Labour cabinet.
Mr Benn, who sits at 9/2, was removed from his post as shadow foreign secretary after he told Mr Corbyn he had lost confidence in his leadership when Britain voted to leave the European Union.
Mr McDonnell has also faced criticism alongside Mr Corbyn by the outgoing shadow leader of the House of Commons Chris Bryant, who resigned on Sunday.
In his resignation letter to Mr Corbyn, Mr Bryant said: “A major plank of Labour’s longstanding economic and foreign policy was defeated in the referendum and we effectively handed the right in this country their biggest victory in a century.
“You left many Labour voters uncertain as to party’s position. made speeches that undermined the campaign to stay in the EU.
“You and John McDonnell regularly attacked the Remain campaign.
“Sadly, the referendum has shown that you and your team cannot run an effective national campaign and that you do not command the support of the country.”
But Mr Corbyn has echoed Mr McDonnell’s sentiment that he would stand again in any leadership election and has remained defiant in the face of the walkouts.
Mr Corbyn’s leadership is under increasing strain from within the Labour Party and an election is very likely if the current leader opts to stand his ground. our You