LABOUR leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn MP is to hold a free public meeting in Coventry on Sunday where anyone can come an ask him questions.
The event on Sunday (August 2) is from 2pm to 4pm, at the Unite the Union offices in Transport House, Short Street, Coventry.
It is open to Labour party members, union members and the general public.
The surprise frontrunner from the left of the party has emerged as the bookmakers’ favourite.
Thousands of people have signed up to cast their vote. Many are thought to be young people who see Mr Corbyn as the change candidate – someone who can genuinely articulate their concerns about jobs, debt and housing outside of the Westminster orthodoxy, oppose ‘austerity’, tackle inequality and Scottish disillusion with the party.
The Labour party will elect their new leader in September from four candidates – the others being former Labour ministers Andy Burnham and Yvette Cooper, and relative newcomer Liz Kendall, who articulates the view Labour must do more to resonate with business and English middle-class aspiration if it wants to stand a chance of winning in 2020.
Darrall Cozens, coordinator of the Coventry4Corbyn campaign, said: “From rank outsider to firm favourite amongst ordinary members of the Labour Party and trade unions, Jeremy Corbyn has come a long way since the start of the campaign to be new leader of the Labour Party.