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.