Jeremy Corbyn in Carlisle: Date, location and time revealed

Jeremy Corbyn at The County Hotel, Carlisle
Jeremy Corbyn at The County Hotel, Carlisle

Details of Jeremy Corbyn's visit to Carlisle have been announced.

The News & Star revealed earlier this week that the Labour leader would be in the city on Wednesday to host a public rally.

It's part of his party's bid to reclaim seats across the country now held by the Conservatives.

On Wednesday he's due to appear in both Carlisle and Whitehaven during his national tour.

Labour lost Carlisle in 2010 and Copeland at a by-election in February.

He will address crowds between 7pm and 8pm in Carlisle from the pedestrianised area in Market Cross.

Details of his Whitehaven visit have not been made available.

Locally, Labour have made it their goal to take back the Carlisle constituency which currently has Tory MP John Stevenson.

He secured his victory in June's election with 21,472 votes, while Labour's candidate Ruth Alcroft won 18,873. Mr Stevenson's majority was reduced by 175 votes to 2,599.

With no General Election on the horizon immediately Labour is hoping they can build some early momentum with Mr Corbyn already admitting his party is in “permanent campaign mode”.

A Labour Party spokesman said that while in Cumbria Mr Corbyn will be meeting local people and talking to them about a host of issues, including the issue of the cost of living.

The spokesman added: "Mr Corbyn wants to learn more about some of the key issues that are going on in the area."

The Labour leader last visited Carlisle at the beginning of June when he spoke at the County Hotel, Botchergate.

He had been due to speak at an NHS demo in the city on the same day, but this was cancelled following a terror attack in London a day earlier.

Despite it being a last-minute small meeting with invited guests more than 100 people gathered outside to get a glimpse of the politician.

Mr Corbyn’s whirlwind tour will be matched by visits for shadow cabinet members to a total of 100 marginal constituencies across England, Scotland and Wales.

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