Jez ‘ig­nored empty seats to sit on the floor’

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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.”

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