Crowds cheer Cor­byn at Labour rally

Midweek Visiter - - Front Page - BY KATE LALLY kate.lally@trin­i­tymir­ @kate­lal­lyx

THOU­SANDS of peo­ple flocked to South­port beach to see Jeremy Cor­byn on Fri­day. The Labour leader’s beach rally, which rounded off a day of cam­paign­ing in the north west, saw al­most 7,000 peo­ple gather to hear what he had to say about the fu­ture of Bri­tain and his party.

Mr Cor­byn thanked ac­tivists and vol­un­teers for their work in sup­port­ing the cause across the north west, and ac­knowl­edged the work of trade unions across the coun­try.

He was also crit­i­cal of the cuts to public ser­vices.

He thanked Labour can­di­date Liz Sav­age for qua­dru­pling the party’s South­port vote since 2010, before say­ing it was Labour’s “re­spon­si­bil­ity to of­fer an al­ter­na­tive to the arid eco­nomic non­sense that the Tories and the Lib Dems prac­tised since 2010.”

“If we want to live in a world of peace and a world of jus­tice and hu­man rights, that means a gov­ern­ment that be­lieves in peace, jus­tice, hu­man rights, en­vi­ron­men­tal sus­tain­abil­ity and the peo­ple it rep­re­sents.

“I don’t want to live in food­bank Bri­tain.

“I don’t want to live in a Bri­tain where you fu­ture is de­cided by the post­code where you were born or the wealth or your par­ents.

“I want to live in a coun­try that val­ues ev­ery­one and gives ev­ery young per­son a de­cent chance and a de­cent start in life and pro­motes unity of com­mu­ni­ties, not di­vi­sion,” he told the crowds.

He told the Visiter the South­port seat is a “hugely re­al­is­tic” tar­get for Labour and that the town would be re­gen­er­ated un­der a Labour gov­ern­ment.

He said: “[A Labour gov­ern­ment] would see in­vest­ment across the whole north west, through a na­tional in­vest­ment bank, and a net­work of re­gional banks, and that would make de­ci­sions to im­prove rail con­nec­tions and, above all, devel­op­ment of sus­tain­able jobs in new in­dus­tries.

“What we need is more high-skilled jobs across the whole re­gion.”

Jeremy Cor­byn told sup­port­ers he doesn’t want to live in “food­bank Bri­tain”

The Labour leader’s speech saw 7,000 gather

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