LABOUR leader

Rossendale Free Press - - News -

Jeremy Cor­byn told a seven-year-old ques­tioner he is get­ting ready to gov­ern dur­ing his visit to the Val­ley.

Dur­ing his ap­pear­ance at Rawten­stall’s Whi­taker Mu­seum he vis­ited a chil­dren’s art work­shop. He was un­fazed by a po­ten­tially awk­ward ques­tion from a seven-year-old about his am­bi­tions to be­come Prime Min­is­ter.

Isla McCh­es­ney asked him: “Ex­cuse me, when are you go­ing to be Prime Min­is­ter?”

He replied: “Well, that de­pends on when we have an elec­tion. It’s a good ques­tion.”

Mr Cor­byn praised the work that was be­ing done at the mu­seum.

He said: “I re­ally like this place. I looked at the paint­ing up­stairs and what the chil­dren were do­ing.

“What I like is the sense of the com­mu­nity in­volved in the mu­seum, be­cause this is what mu­se­ums should be. We want chil­dren to grow up see­ing mu­se­ums as places they go to nor­mally and not just some­thing that is odd and spe­cial.”

Mr Cor­byn also en­joyed an ‘ex­cel­lent’ lunch, which in­cluded an as­sort­ment of veg­e­tar­ian burg­ers and ‘amaz­ing’ chips, which he said were the big­gest he had tried in a long time.

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