Campaigning in South Wales, Labour Party Deputy Leader Tom Watson has announced that Jeremy Corbyn will be campaigning in the area very soon – to the obvious delight of  local Labour candidates Jo Stevens and Stephen Doughty

There was good news at the weekend for local Labour candidates when Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Tom Watson, – in Cardiff – announced that the Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn WILL be campaigning in Wales.  

Mr Watson said he didn’t yet have the dates of Mr Corbyn’s forthcoming visit and that he was currently on a “very long” tour of the UK but promised  supporters that Jeremy Corbyn WILL  be coming to Wales  in the course of the General Election campaign,

Stephen Doughty was a junior member of Jeremy Corbyn’s front bench until he resigned.

Mr Watson – who is reported to have “distanced himself ” from Mr Corbyn – has also made it clear he considers that the Labour Election Manifesto is what he calls “Corbyn’s Manifesto”,  – and says that  “every leader is entitled to stamp their own political personality” on such a publication.

The (already leaked) Labour Manifesto – and the separate Welsh Labour Manifesto – are due to be published this week. It’s not yet clear on which document local Labour candidates will be basing their campaigns.

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  1. Ann Other says:

    A visit from Mr Corbyn? Well, that’s certainly very good news for Conservatives, Liberal Democrats, the Green Party, and Plaid Cymru. ‘Bring him on!’, as they say.

    • Peter Church says:

      Since this is the place where Philip Rapier usually post his stuff, but strangely is absent let me try and fill the void.
      Firstly I would like to let readers of Jeremy’s strange voting record.
      Voted a mixture of for and against new high speed rail infrastructure
      Voted a mixture of for and against measures to reduce tax avoidance
      Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration
      Voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions
      Voted a mixture of for and against stronger tax incentives for companies to invest in assets
      Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs
      Voted a mixture of for and against transferring more powers to the Welsh Assembly
      Voted a mixture of for and against transferring more powers to the Scottish Parliament
      Voted a mixture of for and against greater regulation of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to extract shale gas

      He makes Stephen Doughty look decisive.

      The Labour Party is led by a man who did well as rebellious back bench left wing MP.
      Sometimes voting against himself and frequently just changing his mind.

      Don’t destroy the country by making him the PM
      His deputy leader Tom Watson has no confidence in Jeremy Corbyn, so why should you?
      Don’t destroy the country by voting for candidates in his party.

  2. Oh good, lets immediately pop the date in the diary. Maybe he would like to do something
    re calling for a change in the charity law in Wales and get the Welsh ombudsman or woman the power to bring charities in Wales to account for wrong doing by its directors or trusted trustees using public money. Happy to meet him for tea in the pavilion with press present

    Maybe he would like to sit on our truth, in the public arena hearing, chaired by the institute of arbitrators with the new vale leader and chief executive, as demanded by the I love ❤️ democracy, Penarth pavilion lobby
    Why – just because it’s the right thing to do regardless of party colour.

    Mr C may even pick up some respect for doing that as our community issue is above local petty politricks, and more than Nic the simple reopening of the cinema and cafe 6 days a week from those in Penarth and around that have little regard for his nominated candidates in the area.

    Mr Corbin 5 million pounds in the scheme of things ref the national budget maybe small change but it’s the principle we are fighting for here in Penarth Vale of Glamorgan re pacl v the people – we want open, transparent, honest accountability of public money and lottery funds placed in unsafe hands.

    And yeep it will give you publicity and maybe a good news story which you need
    It’s a good tactic to help your candidate get some additional votes perhaps Corbin pr team?

  3. Chris David says:

    And even a Corbynesta visit may not put off some voting Labour- even Doughty. Were all doomed- doomed I tell ye.

  4. Frank Evans says:

    Good news I am looking forward to seeing Stephen Doughty and Corybn out eating chips on the pier taking questions from local voters.
    A bit like a punch and Judy show without the humour.

  5. snoggerdog says:

    how can u tell?

  6. AK says:

    I wonder if our prospective MPs read the PDN.

    Perhaps an opportunity for some intelligent political debate here – or is that too much to hope for ?

    • Chris David says:

      Perhaps you could kick us off with a topic or two and you dissection?

  7. david kerslake says:

    About time we had a comedian in the area haven’t had a good laugh for ages

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