Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called for a focus on the next general election in his closing address to the Labour party conference. Corbyn was re-elected on Saturday for the second time as Labour leader with a majority of 61.8 percent. He said Labour should build support by focusing on the “needs and aspirations of middle and lower income voters”.
The Sheffield branch of Momentum were in buoyant mood as they made their way to Liverpool to celebrate Jeremy Corbyn’s expected victory in the Labour leadership contest. Corbyn has since been returned as Labour leader after comfortably beating challenger Owen Smith. Corbyn won 61.8 per cent of the vote, a larger majority than last year and vowed to bring the party back together. Sheffield Live! reporter Simon Thake spoke with members of Sheffield Momentum.
Thousands turned out for Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour leadership election campaign rally in Sheffield. Corbyn, who is being challenged for the leadership by Pontyprydd MP Owen Smith, addressed around 2500 supporters from the steps of Sheffield City Hall. Issues he spoke to included the housing crisis, saving the NHS, and calls for an inquiry into Orgreave.
Labour Leader, Jeremy Corbyn delivered a speech in Sheffield, at the Yorkshire and Humber Labour Party annual Conference. He spoke about austerity, the junior doctors strikes, and recent cuts to the Steel industry in Sheffield. This was followed by a Labour In For Britain Question and Answer panel. The EU referendum will take place on Thursday the 23rd of June. Over a hundred Conservative MPs have said they want to leave the EU, including Mayor of London, Borris Johnson as well as Michael Gove. The campaign to leave says MPs would be more accountable to the public, households would save around a thousand pounds each year and Britain could regain control over it’s borders.
Jeremy Corbyn was elected as the new Labour Party Leader on Saturday 12th September. The Islington North MP won with 59.5% of the vote. Sheffield Central Labour MP, Paul Blomfield, told Sheffield Live his reaction to Corbyn’s win.
Hundreds of people gathered in Tudor Square this afternoon to hear Labour Leader candidate, Jeremy Corbyn’s speech. The organised event inside the crucible filled the nine hundred and fifty seats available. Before speaking to people in Sheffield, Corbyn told Sheffield Live about his campaign and what he plans to bring to the role if he wins. He begun by talking about renationalising the railways.