Jeremy Corbyn recently held a General Election rally at Newcastle City Hall. This is the second time that Jeremy has visited East Newcastle as Leader of the Labour Party, as in March 2018 he spoke at one of our All Members Meetings. The rally filled the City Hall, with thousands of Labour supporters eager to hear from Jeremy. It is highly likely that a General Election is around the corner and as a Party we must be ready for it when it comes. In his speech, Jeremy set out how Labour can win the next General Election with a radical agenda of policies to redistribute power, wealth, income and opportunity from the hands of the few to
I was honoured to open the rally and welcome the other speakers to Newcastle. I spoke about what I believe are the two most urgent issues facing our country: the dangers of climate change and environmental pollution and the prospect of a no-deal Brexit. Labour is the Party leading the way on both these issues by embracing a Green New Deal which includes a target of net-zero emissions by 2030 and working to prevent a no-deal Brexit in Parliament.
Labour believes that sport should be run for for all those who love it and not just the privileged few. While in Newcastle, Jeremy Corbyn therefore announced that a Labour Government would introduce legislation to allow fans to buy shares in their football clubs and ensure they are represented on boards.
This builds on our existing commitments to introduce safe standing in stadiums, ensure the bigger clubs pay their fair share to the grassroots, make the Women’s World Cup Final a crown jewel event which has to be broadcast on free-to-air TV, introduce a travel fare scheme for away fans and improve access to venues for supporters with disabilities.