Labor's united front collapses after caucus meeting

Labor's united front collapses after caucus meeting

New deputy Labor Leader for the Senate Stephen Conroy has called for calm, following claims of factions taking over the Labor party.

It comes as Labor MP Anna Burke has lashed out at factionalism within the ALP, saying the faceless men have regained control of the party, following front bench elections yesterday.

Ms Burke says deals and numbers were done prior to the caucus meeting.

But Senator Conroy has told ABC’s Lateline program the issue is simple, there are plenty of talented people in the party and not enough positions.

Meanwhile newly elected leader Bill Shorten says there are plenty of women on the frontbench.

11 are expected to be handed portfolios when they are allocated on Friday.

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