Ed Miliband MP, Leader of the Labour Party, in response to the the proposal to scrap the Shadow Cabinet elections being agreed by the PLP this evening, said:
"This is an excellent result for the party.
"We have an important job to do in holding the government to account and preparing for the next election.
"To do that job properly we need to spend our time talking to the public and not ourselves.
"Labour under my leadership will be a party that looks outwards and not inwards."