It’s widely acknowledged that Labour has ‘owned’ social media in this General Election campaign, with Buzzfeed even publishing an article about being unable to find any pro-Tory comments. But social media is not the only technological (or for that matter, any other) area in which Labour’s dynamism and innovation has eclipsed the Tories.
Today, Jeremy Corbyn will simultaneously address no fewer than six campaign rallies – with support from an array of musical and acting talent.
Corbyn will appear at five of them via satellite link – but he will appear in person at the sixth. Compared to the stage-managed, invitation-only events of the Tory campaign, this innovative move shines an unflattering Theresa May’s staid approach – and on her lack of popular appeal.
The Labour Party commented:
Jeremy Corbyn to address six simultaneous rallies across the UK to put forward Labour’s plan to transform Britain for the many, not the few
Labour is today taking its message to voters from all corners of the country by hosting six simultaneous rallies, showing we truly are the party for the many and not the few.
The rallies, which will take place this evening from 7pm in:
- Barry (Wales)
- London and
will bring people together and show there is strong support for an alternative to the seven lost years of Tory rule.
Jeremy Corbyn, set to attend the Birmingham rally, will simultaneously appear via satellite link at the five other events to deliver his message that only a Labour Government will deliver a fairer Britain that works for everyone, not just the privileged few.
Those coming to lend their support include members of Labour’s Shadow Cabinet, big name electronic acts Clean Bandit and DJ Floating Points, celebrity supporters Steve Coogan, Ben Elton and Maxine Peak, and chart toppers Wolf Alice and Reverend and the Makers.
Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party said:
Since the election was called, we have taken Labour’s message of hope to towns and cities across the UK. Tonight, we will speak to tens of thousands of people across the country about the clear choice facing the British people during this election.
While the Conservatives promise five more years of a country run for the super-rich and cuts for everyone else, Labour will transform Britain by investing in infrastructure and new industries and rebuilding the NHS and our public services.
Labour will abolish tuition fees to give everyone a chance to fulfil their potential and create a fairer Britain by introducing a £10 an hour minimum wage, banning zero hours contracts, protecting winter fuel payments and safeguarding state pensions through the triple lock.
On Thursday, the British people will go to the polls and have the chance to vote for a government that will transform our country for the many, not the few.
All events start at 1900hrs with Jeremy Corbyn scheduled to speak to 1945hrs.
Those attending are listed by order of appearance.
Carolyn Harris, Labour’s Shadow Home Office Minister, Camelia Beaven, Labour’s candidate for the Vale of Glamorgan and Christina Rees, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Wales. Where: Memo Arts Centre, Gladstone Rd, Barry. CF62 8NA
Performing: DJ NIRO, Clean Bandit and The Farm.
Attending: Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party, actor Steve Coogan and Tiadelia Cartwright, first time voter in a General Election.
Where: Eastside City Park, New Canal Street, Birmingham
Performing: DJ Enzo Siffredi and musician Sam Lee.
Attending: Robb Johnson; Solomon Curtis, Brighton Pavilion candidate; Lloyd Russell-Moyle, Brighton Kemptown candidate; Barry Gardiner, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade and Farah Alice Black, first time voter in a General Election.
Where: Synergy Music Hall, 7 Middle St, Brighton. BN1 1AL
Performing: DJ Funk Butcher and singer Becci Wallace.
Attending: Neil Findlay MSP, Erin McAuley MSP, and Paul Sweeney, Labour’s candidate for Glasgow North East
Where: Oran Mor, Byres Rd, Glasgow. G12 8QX
Performing: DJ Floating Points, Wolf Alice DJ set, BBC’s The Voice, Jermain Jackman.
Attending: John McDonnell, actress Tanya Franks; Sarah Jones, Croydon Central candidate, and Ben Elton.
Where: Park Hill Park, Croydon, CR0
Performing: DJ Patrick Topping and Reverend and the Makers.
Attending: Rebecca Long-Bailey, Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary, actress Maxine Peake and Charlotte King, first time voter in a General Election.
Where: Parr Hall, Pyramid Parr Hall, Palmyra Square S, Warrington. WA1 1BL.
Get there and enjoy a fantastic evening with the Prime Minister in waiting!
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