Yesterday I was delighted to welcome Jeremy Corbyn to East Hull and see what a fantastic job campaigners and candidates are doing in our part of the City. Jeremy visited the Taboo Youth Initiative on Holderness Road in the Drypool Ward with the Labour Candidate, Steve Graham. Jeremy was also joined by Hester Bridges, Labour Candidate in Southcoates East.
It was a fantastic event and we got to learn about how Taboo works in partnership with disengaged youngsters to equip them with skills and raise their self esteem , confidence and self awareness.
Jeremy then addressed a massive crowd of supporters who had been on a street stall engaging with voters on Holderness Road. He thanked them for the support and told them why we need to vote Labour in next week’s local elections. The crowd were great and its fair to say Jeremy was like a rock star to them, posing for selfies, talking to young activists about the importance they have in the Labour Party as well as promoting the local candidates.
Of course it should be noted that my street stalls in East Hull are always so well attended and that it’s not unusual for the East Hull Labour Party election machine to bring Holderness Road to a stand still.
After the campaign event, Jeremy met with an East Hull Labour Party stalwart Alec Clarke. Alec has been a Labour Party member for over 80 years and will this year turn 100. Jeremy and Alec discussed the need for a Labour Government and the benefits that Labour has had in places like East Hull.