Jeremy Corbyn paid a visit to Nottingham this week ahead of the general election on December 12th.

Hundreds of party activists turned up just outside Nottingham Castle at 12:30pm on Wednesday, December 4, to hear the Labour leader deliver a rallying cry just days before the General Election.

Corbyn unveiled a new campaign poster criticising Conservative values that he claims favours the well off.

The Conservative party has recently scraped its corporation tax cut, claiming they will free up £6billion for the NHS and other public services.

The crowd quickly gathered on Wednesday to catch a glimpse of the Labour leader as rumour spread throughout Nottingham.

Bystanders watched from Castle Road after the area surrounding the statue of Robin Hood became packed.

Corbyn gave a speech next to the famous Nottingham legend. He said: “Robin Hood had the right idea. He had the right idea, and from Nottingham we learn the lesson.

“He was a friend of the poor and he wanted a better society.”

He was joined by Labour candidates Nadia Whittome (Nottingham East) Alex Norris (Nottingham North), Cheryl Pidgeon (Rushcliffe) and Lillian Greenwood (Nottingham South).

The area was covered by over 12 police officers dotted around as Jeremy Corbyn made his way from his car on Friar Lane to the statue and then back to his escort away from the area around 1:20pm

Jeremy Corbyn took questions from students, local Nottingham residents and news organisations such as ITV at the speech while unveiling his new board and speaking on behalf of Labour.

“Robin Hood had the right idea. He had the right idea, and from Nottingham we learn the lesson.”
-Jeremy Corbyn, Labour Leader

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn will go head-to-head on Friday December 6 for the final time during the election campaign when they take part in a live BBC One debate.

Candidates standing in Nottingham South where the speech took place:

Lilian Rachel Greenwood -Labour Party
Barry Ian Holliday -Liberal Democrats
John Michael Lawson -Brexit Party
Marc Harry Mykola Nykolyszyn -Conservative Party
Cath Sutherland – the Green Party


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