Jeremy Corbyn to hold huge Sheffield rally this Friday

Labour leadership frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn addresses a rally at the Crucible theatre in Sheffield in 2015 as he drummed up support for his campaign
Picture Dean Atkins
Labour leadership frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn addresses a rally at the Crucible theatre in Sheffield in 2015 as he drummed up support for his campaign Picture Dean Atkins
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Hundreds of people are expected to attend a rally by Jeremy Corbyn in Sheffield this Friday.

The Labour leader will be speaking in Barker’s Pool from 6pm as part of his campaign to remain as Labour leader.

Labour leadership frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn addresses a rally at the Crucible theatre in Sheffield in 2015 
Picture Dean Atkins

Labour leadership frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn addresses a rally at the Crucible theatre in Sheffield in 2015 Picture Dean Atkins

Mr Corbyn has been attracting huge crowds around the country as he takes part in a series of rallies. In 2015, he addressed over 1,000 people outside The Crucible theatre in Sheffield during his original leadership campaign.

The Sheffield branch of Momentum, the ‘grassroots network’ of supporters that back Mr Corbyn, said: “Jeremy’s campaign is powered by people like us and this is a real opportunity to get out and show our support for people-powered politics.”

Mr Corbyn is being challenged by Owen Smith for the Labour leadership after MPs passed a vote of no confidence in him.

The pair took part in a televised BBC debate on BBC Two’s Victoria Derbyshire show on Wednesday morning in which the majority of undecideds among the audience - made up of Labour members, supporters and potential supporters - indicated they would back Mr Corbyn for the leadership.

But Mr Corbyn was heckled by some members of the audience when he defended his role in the EU referendum campaign, amid criticism that he had been lacklustre in his support for Remain.

“I did my best in that campaign,” he said. One man responded: “I wouldn’t be seen dead voting for the Tories, but David Cameron came across far more passionately than you ever did.”