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Posted on 1 August 2016 at 13:33 GMT

South Wales NUM supports Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn speaking at last year's Durham Miners' Gala, photo MG

Jeremy Corbyn speaking at last year's Durham Miners' Gala, photo MG   (Click to enlarge)

Joao Felix, Socialist Party Wales

We are very pleased to learn that the South Wales NUM (National Union of Mineworkers) has come out in support of Jeremy Corbyn in the current Labour leadership contest. The NUM has a long history of working class struggle, with the South Wales NUM an example of combativity before, during and after, the 1980s miners' strike.

It is therefore very important to hear that the South Wales NUM is supporting Jeremy Corbyn, especially when Pontypridd MP Owen Smith, the opponent propped up by the right wing in the Labour Party, is from this region and with many Labour officials expressing support for Owen Smith and trying to claim South Wales as favourable to him.


This version of this article was first posted on the Socialist Party website on 1 August 2016 and may vary slightly from the version subsequently printed in The Socialist.


This version of this article was first posted on the Socialist Party website on 1 August 2016 and may vary slightly from the version subsequently printed in The Socialist.

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