Crowds cheer Corbyn at Labour rally
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