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  • Labour leader accepts MP’s invitation to hold beach rally in resort

    Danielle Thompson

    LABOUR leader Jeremy Corbyn is holding a rally on Southport Beach on Friday (August 18).

    Labour’s MP for Sefton Central, Bill Esterson invited him to campaign in the key marginal constituency of Southport as Sefton Central is the neighbouring constituency to the town.

    He will be campaigning on the beach at the southern end of Marine Drive from 5.30pm.

    MP Bill Esterson said: “Southport is the only neighbouring seat to my own that has a Conservative MP.

    “It is a key marginal constituency that Labour needs to win to form a government.

    “That is why I asked Jeremy Corbyn to make Southport a priority in his summer campaign.

    “Jeremy showed just how good he is at campaigning during the general election and he inspired a new generation of voters to become involved.

    “Labour’s membership has gone up dramatically. In Sefton Central we had dozens of people helping with the campaign both in my constituency and in nearby key seats like Wirral West. And thousands of people registered to vote who had not voted before.

    “Jeremy Corbyn and Labour's manifesto have given hope and I am thrilled that Jeremy is bringing that message of hope to the people of Southport.

    “I look forward to being there and introduce him to what promises to be a very well attended and supported campaign session. Jeremy has inspired people across the country. Now I am sure he will inspire the people of Southport."

    Southport’s Conservative MP Damien Moore said: “Although Jeremy Corbyn and any other MP is, of course, welcome to visit Southport and see the attractions we have for visitors, I am puzzled as to why he is holding a campaign rally on our beach. He lost the election, both nationally and in Southport, and we in Government have work to do and are getting on with it.”

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