Rebecca Long-Bailey, who is standing to be Labour leader, said she would offer Jeremy Corbyn a job in her cabinet because she ‘loves’ him.
Richard Burgon, who wants to be her deputy, also said he had a ‘valuable role’ to play in the future of the party.
Miss Long-Bailey, who is currently second favourite behind Keir Starmer in Labour’s leadership race, has been labelled the ‘Continuity Corbyn’ candidate after she gave him ten out of ten for his leadership.
It emerged at the weekend that she had told supporters in London that she would hand the failed leader a job her she was to succeed him.
Asked if she would give him a job if she became leader: she said: ‘I’d like to but I don’t know whether he wants to do it… It’s up to him. I love him.’