Jez ‘ignored empty seats to sit on the floor’
CCTV images have been released appearing to show Jeremy Corbyn walking past empty unreserved train seats before he was filmed sitting on the floor complaining about “ram-packed” carriages.
The Labour leader was travelling on the 11am Virgin Trains service from London King’s Cross to Newcastle on August 11.
A video had shown him sitting on the floor and describing a lack of seats as “a problem that many passengers face every day”.
He then called for public ownership of the railways.
But Virgin Trains has released CCTV images which appear to show Mr Corbyn and his team walking past empty unreserved and reserved seats at 11.07.
A spokesman for Virgin Trains said: “We have to take issue with the idea that Mr Corbyn wasn’t able to be seated on the service, as this clearly wasn’t the case.”