Corbyn supporters plan Easington rally tomorrow

A rally in support of Jeremy Corbyn's campaign to be re-elected as Labour leader will be held in Easington tomorrow.

Wednesday, 3rd August 2016, 10:51 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 7:58 pm
Grahame Morris MP.

The event, organised by local Labour Party members, with support from Momentum County Durham, will be held in Southside Social Club, Easington Village, SR8 3AX at 6pm.

The rally will be chaired by Easington Constituency Labour Party vice chair and youth officer Darren Meadows, and will feature guest speakers, followed by a discussion open to Labour Party members and supporters.

The speakers are Grahame Morris, MP for Easington and Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Shadow Minister for the Constitutional Convention, Councillor Laura Pidcock, Daniel Kebebe, Paul Daly and Harry Cross.

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Mr Meadows said: "We have arranged this rally, as a result of the strength of feeling there has been regarding the leadership challenge and to demonstrate our solidarity, locally, with Jeremy Corbyn.

"This leadership election is a fight for the soul of the Labour Party. The membership overwhelmingly supported Jeremy and the anti-austerity policies he stands for last year, since when he has faced regular sabotage attempts by some members of the Parliamentary Labour Party.

"I believe that party members will back him again and I trust that all Labour MPs will then respect the wishes of the membership and work to support Jeremy in making the case for a Labour government pursuing socialist policies."