I have been a member of the Labour Party for more than 50 years and I have worked for all our leaders from Harold Wilson to the present day.
All of them had many fine attributes, but all of them had issues and policies with which I personally disagreed, but I always gritted my teeth and worked hard to get them elected.
Suddenly a leader has come along with whom I can totally relate and is a breath of fresh air. He’s a man of principle, with honest intellectual sincerity, never shirks a question and a man committed to improving the quality of life for us all.
I am referring to Jeremy Corbyn, who in my view is the nearest leader we have had to the great Clem Attlee.
He has spent most of his political life fighting with honesty and integrity for social justice and equality and refuses to bow down to the establishment.
He is a man who is breaking the mould and a man worth fighting for.
Working against massive opposition and personal attacks he has fought two elections to be the Labour leader and winning with a massive 62 per cent of the vote.
He has trebled the party membership, now the largest in our modern history, making us the largest left-of-centre party in Europe and what is more interesting he has attracted many thousands of enthusiastic young people, something the Labour Party has failed to do in the past.
The manifesto, fully costed, he and his colleagues have produced is courageous and in my view is one of the most exciting to be put to the electorate by the Labour Party for a long time, one designed to correct the many inequalities faced by working-class people today, elderly and young.
Just over a month ago our media was predicting a landslide Tory victory, but suddenly the mood is changing, people are beginning to see Jeremy as he is and not as the press continue to portray him.
He is attracting many thousands of people up and down the country to his public meetings and the establishment are beginning to panic.
Maybe, just maybe, we could end up with a genuine socialist Prime Minister working for the many not the few.
Councillor Peter Price