Corbyn 'comes' to Clitheroe – to save the NHS!

The Labour Leader can be seen 'fighting' the axe-wielding Prime Minister with NHS staff supporting him!
The Labour Leader can be seen 'fighting' the axe-wielding Prime Minister with NHS staff supporting him!
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Jeremy Corbyn could be "seen" on the streets of Clitheroe on Saturday, battling to save the NHS from an axe-wielding Theresa May!

The Labour Leader was "out and about" in the town to promote a fundraising gig for the Ribble Valley Labour Party to fight government cuts to services.

Jeremy Corbyn takes centre stage to show off his dance moves in Clitheroe

Jeremy Corbyn takes centre stage to show off his dance moves in Clitheroe

Giles Bridge, chairman of the local branch and one of the organisers, said: "For the Valley – Save our NHS event has been a great success.

"Wearing papier-mache heads representing Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May and accompanied by members dressed in scrubs, our NHS campaign leaflets were distributed and promoted at the gig, which was held on Saturday. Jeremy in particular had a great reception with cars and buses tooting their horns and people posing for selfies. It was an unusual and fun way to get our message across."

The gig, held at St Mary's Centre, started with an acoustic session in the afternoon, followed by a band night attended by over 200 people. The local acts included George Banks, Mike Kneafsey, The Ruby Tuesdays and The Northern Sports Club.

Giles added: "I want to thank all the musicians who gave their time and talent for free, and to thank all the helpers, both on the day and in the run up to the event, especially Craig and Sue Hawthorne for making the papier-mache heads. In the year that the NHS turns 70 years old, we need to remember how thankful we should be to have a national health service of this calibre. Unfortunately, after eight years of Tory 'austerity', the NHS is facing death by a thousand cuts and privatisation. We will do all we can to protect our health service and are supporting campaigns like the 'Save Accrington Victoria Walk In Centre' who had a stall at the event, along with other groups such as the health union UNISON."