Jeremy Corbyn to hold an election rally in York this week

Jeremy Corbyn addresses crowds in St Helen's Square, York, in 2016. Photograph: Official Jeremy Corbyn Channel / YouTube
7 May 2017 @ 9.05 pm
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Jeremy Corbyn is bringing his General Election campaign to York.

The Labour leader will be in St Helen’s Square from about 3.45pm on Wednesday (May 10).

His visit will come exactly four weeks and one day before the General Election on June 8 – and a day after Theresa May’s visit.

Mr Corbyn will be supporting the campaign of York Central Labour candidate Rachael Maskell, who had a 6,716 majority when elected as MP in the 2015 General Election.

Recent visitor

Crowds surround Mr Corbyn in York in July 2016. Photograph: “>Chloë Anderson on Facebook

The Labour leader is no stranger to the city. He toured the worst hit areas after the York floods, accompanied by Ms Maskell.

And he addressed a large crowd in St Helen’s Square last July, telling them: “Austerity is a political choice, not an economic necessity.”

Mr Corbyn also visited in a personal capacity – his son Tommy was an electrical engineering student at the University of York.

The Labour leader will be in York two days after former cabinet minister Hilary Benn.

Mr Benn will be at the University of York on Monday (May 8) to support the campaign launch of Luke Charters-Reid, who is contesting the York Outer seat for Labour.