Re-elected Labour leader to appear at memorial event in Jarrow

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will be making one of his first public appearences since his re-election at a rally marking the 80th anniversary of the Jarrow Crusade.

Jeremy Corbyn will be guest speaker at the Jarrow Crusade event
Jeremy Corbyn will be guest speaker at the Jarrow Crusade event

The Labour leader will be at Jarrow’s Monkton Stadium on Saturday.

He will take to the stage alongside a number of guest speakers to speak at the event to mark eight decades since 200 workers marched from the town to London in protest over the lack of employment in the area.

Other speakers include Jarrow and Hebburn MP Stephen Hepburn and representatives of the men who took part in the march.

There will also be a range of stalls and fairground rides with entertainment by Westoe Brass Band and the Gas Lighters.

Gates to the event open at 11am and entry is £3.

Mr Corbyn’s visit comes a week after the politician was re-elected as leader with a 62 per cent of the vote.

In South Tyneside, Corbyn was backed by the Support Jeremy Corbyn campaign led by Harton and Westoe Miners Banner Group.

Secretary John Watson said: “Now Jeremy Corbyn has been re-elected as leader we will continue our campaign to support the Labour Party to bring about change for the better.

“As for the de-selection of MPs, I think that should be left to the people to decide and for those MPs to put their faith in democracy like they forced Jeremy Corbyn to do.”