King’s Lynn’s Jo speaks up for Corbyn

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West Norfolk Labour Party activist Jo Rust was a speaker at a mass rally held in support of Jeremy Corbyn in Norwich on Thursday.

Mr Corbyn is bidding to become the next Labour Party leader and the meeting attracted some 1,400 people to The Open meeting house.

In fact so many people turned up that he had to go outside to address a fringe meeting of people unable to gain admission to the hall.

“It was amazing,” said Mrs Rust. “I have spoken to trade union conferences, where there have been a lot of people, but this was standing room only and everyone of them was engaged with the message he was giving out.

“With Jeremy Corbyn, people make out that he is far left. But he is not. his message resonates with a lot of other people. Bringing the railways into public ownership and abolishing tuition fees and building more council housing.”

Mrs Rust said that she recognised a lot of faces from West Norfolk who made the trek to Norwich for the meeting.

“He was not just preaching to the converted,” she said. “Many people came along to hear what he had to say and were convinced.”

Mrs Rust said that Mr Corbyn, the MP for Islington North, had promised her that whatever the result he will come to Lynn to address a meeting.

Mr Corbyn is facing Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall in the election that closes in September.