Labour Leadership campaign: Corbyn and Cooper in Deeside this week.
The Jeremy Corbyn #JezWeCan bandwagon rolls onto Deeside this evening.
The veteran ‘lefty’ will receive a warm welcome in what is sure to be a packed Connah’s Quay Labour Club tonight as he speaks to party comrades.
Influential Alyn and Deeside Labour party has thrown its weight behind bookies favourite Corbyn in the leadership battle.
Alyn and Deeside MP Mark Tami and AM Carl Sargeant have remained tight-lipped on the leadership subject however, twitter timelines offer the greatest clue as to who is backing who in Flintshire.
Corbyn has received by far the most ‘retweets’ from Alyn and Deeside Labour ‘big hitters’.
Not everyone is convinced though, one prominent party member told us he was a little apprehensive about a Corbyn win saying it had the potential to ‘split the party’ offering a glimmer of hope to the likes of UKIP.
Great to welcome Jeremy Corbyn to @cquaylabour tomorrow evening 7.30pm @jeremycorbyn @Corbyn4Leader @aanddlabour pic.twitter.com/pk5t2oXDQD
— Aaron Shotton (@AaronShotton) August 9, 2015
Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper heads to Connah’s Quay on Friday 14th August, the bookies have pushed Ms Cooper out to third place behind scouser Andy Burnham in second and clear favourite Corbyn.
Ms Cooper will meet party members for a Q&A between 5pm and 7pm.
Liz Kendall has already been to Connah’s Quay, she addressed an audience in July.
Great to see so many local party members at Connah’s Quay Labour Club in Deeside #LizforLeader pic.twitter.com/GpUnik806j — Liz Kendall (@LizforLeader) July 24, 2015
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