Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn visits Lincolnshire

The leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn made a surprise visit to Lincolnshire at the weekend ahead of a parliamentary by-election in the county.

Photo: Jarrad Johnson

Photo: Jarrad Johnson

Mr Corbyn made a speech to Labour activists at the Boston Road Recreation Ground in the market town of Sleaford – 18 miles from Lincoln.

He was there on Sunday afternoon supporting Jim Clarke – a refuse truck driver and former postman – who’s the Labour candidate in the upcoming Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election.

The contest was triggered after the resignation of Conservative MP Stephen Phillips earlier this month over disagreements with the government’s stance on Brexit.

Jarrad Johnson, editor of The Linc spoke to Mr Corbyn and you can watch the interview below:

Full list of candidates in the by-election: The Iconic Arty-Pole – Monster Raving Loony Party, Victoria Ayling – UKIP, David Bishop – Bus-Pass Elvis Party, Jim Clarke – Labour, Paul Coyne – Independent, Dr Caroline Johnson – Conservatives, Marianne Overton – Lincolnshire Independents, Ross Pepper – Liberal Democrats, Sarah Stock – Independent, Mark Suffield – Independent.

The by-election will take place on Thursday December 8.

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