Brighton to host Jeremy Corbyn’s first major speech after election

The Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s first major speech since the election is to take place in Brighton.

Mr Corbyn is due to address delegates attending Unison’s annual conference at the Brighton Centre on Friday morning (23 June).

Mr Corbyn’s visit to Brighton comes after his party won a second seat in Brighton and Hove on Thursday 8 June, adding Brighton and Kemptown and holding Hove.

Lloyd Russell-Moyle won Brighton Kemptown from the Conservative Party with a 10,000-vote majority. In Hove, Peter Kyle MP kept his seat with a much-increased majority of more than 18,000.

Unison is the second-largest trade union in the United Kingdom, counting 1.3 million members from across the public sector.

Unison general secretary Dave Prentis is due to deliver the keynote tomorrow (Tuesday 20 June), the first day of the conference.

Other speakers include the Shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer, the Shadow Health Secretary Jon Ashworth and Guardian columnist Owen Jones, whose books include The Establishment and Chavs.

  1. Christopher Hawtree Reply

    The heat has evidently knocked out Gerald Wiley, for he not raced to comment upon this visit with another of his bombinations (if that is the word, for Wiley might buzz but he does not sting).

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