Hundreds turn out for Corbyn in Sheffield as he commits to Orgreave enquiry from 'day one' if elected as PM

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was greeted with huge cheers and applause by supporters as he rolled into Sheffield on the latest leg of the general election campaign.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was greeted with huge cheers and applause by supporters as he rolled into Sheffield on the latest leg of the general election campaign.

Some supporters had waited patiently for hours in the Shirecliffe Community Centre car park to get the chance to meet Mr Corbyn and the Labour leader posed for selfies and took time out to speak to dozens individually.

Speaking to the crowds, Mr Corbyn promised to increase spending on the NHS, police, bring back grants for students and providing free meals to Sheffield primary school children.

The Labour leader promised from 'day one' of a Labour Governement for a full enquiry into the events at Orgreave during the miners strike which prompted huge cheers.

Corbyn praised Brightside & Hillsborough candidate Gill Furniss for 'standing up for Sheffield' and 'for the steel industry'.

Jeremy Corbyn speaks to crowds in Shirecliffe alongside Brightside & Hillsborough MP Gill Furniss. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA

Jeremy Corbyn speaks to crowds in Shirecliffe alongside Brightside & Hillsborough MP Gill Furniss. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA

"Gill has fought for the steel industry as we all do. A crisis in the steel industry would be dealt with, by a Labour government and fight on their side and not ignore the steel communities and maintain a strong and stable steel industry in Britain.

"I'm proud she's a Labour candidate and for fighting Sheffield's corner."

Mr Corbyn also paid tribute to former coal miner and Sheffield MP Harry Harpham - the event was organise by his wife Gill who was elected in a by-election in May last year.

"Harry Harpham died. He was a fantastic MP and he wasn't here long enough to take on all the things he wanted to do but what a wonderful man he was and a great man.

Jeremy Corbyn speak to people in the crowd in Shirecliffe. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA

Jeremy Corbyn speak to people in the crowd in Shirecliffe. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA

"I was thinking of him before I came here and I was also thinking, back to the days of the miners strike and all the brutality that went with it and the way he stood up for his principles and everything that went with it and suffered for them.

"When Theresa May first became Prime Minister - I was thinking of the question I would put to her first. When are you going to have an open, public enquiry into the events at Orgreave? She didn't answer then, the Home Secretary hasn't answered since but from day one of a Labour Government, there will be an enquiry into Orgreave."

Sheffield Brightside & Hillsborough candidate Gill Furniss said was 'amazed' at the turn out of people to see Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in less than 24 hours notice.

Mr Corbyn who rolled into Ms Furniss' contested constituency on his big red Labour battle bus, spoke to hundreds of people as he entered Sheffield on his leg of the 2017 general election campaign.

Jeremy Corbyn speaks to crowds in Shirecliffe alongside Brightside & Hillsborough MP Gill Furniss. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA

Jeremy Corbyn speaks to crowds in Shirecliffe alongside Brightside & Hillsborough MP Gill Furniss. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA

Ms Furniss, who was elected in a by-election following the death of her husband back in May 2016, also said Sheffield 'does better' under Labour Government.

Speaking about the passionate crowds and the message Mr Corbyn brought to Sheffield, she said: "It's absolutetly fantastic. To say we only got confirmation last night and then sent emails out it's amazing to see just how many people have turned out.

"He understands ordinary working people and you can't overstate how this Tory Government is really hurting the people of Sheffield. We've had a long recession and a long period of austerity and Jeremy and the Labour party are giving a real hope and an alternative choice for the future.

"People will be treated fairly and equally and just as the rich get richer and the poorer get poorer and that's got to stop."