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Angela Rayner, Jeremy Corbyn joined by Jamelia, BeatFreek Collective and others for Birmingham rally

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will speak at a rally in Birmingham tonight (5 December) setting out Labour’s plans for a fairer Britain which puts the interests of the people before the privileged few.

The event, with speakers from music, arts, politics and trade unions, will take place at the newly restored Custard Factory venue, a hub for independent shops, cafes, bars and creative industry in Birmingham, from 7pm.

Jeremy Corbyn will be speaking alongside Angela Rayner, Shadow Education Secretary, trade union leaders including Kevin Courtney and Mary Bousted from the National Education Union. There will also be appearances from Birmingham local Jamelia, and BeatFreek Collective, Kioko and UB40’s Jimmy Brown, among others.

On the day when Labour launched several education and schools policies, this top line-up includes experts who will speak powerfully about the need for Labour investment and reform in schools. Speakers will also be setting out Labour’s radical plans to transform our economy and society, including plans to tackle the climate emergency and create a Green Industrial Revolution, and put power in the hands of the many, not just the wealthy few.

Labour party members were emailed this week and within a few hours all of the hundreds of tickets available had gone.

Ahead of the event, Angela Rayner, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, said:

“This election is a chance to deliver the real change Britain needs and for you to help shape our country for a generation. With one week to go, it’s too important to leave politics to other people.

“The last decade has seen wealth and power transferred into the hands of a privileged few, supported by the Conservatives, at the expense of the vast majority of people. It’s time to take on the vested interests holding people back.

“I’m excited to be in Birmingham tonight to bring our message of hope that Labour will build a fairer, more equal Britain that cares for everyone and where wealth and power are shared.”

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