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From The Socialist newspaper, 10 May 2017
Hundreds rally for Corbyn in Leamington
Socialist Party members join others at a rally for Jeremy Corbyn in Leamington - these rallies show the potential to build mass support, photo Lenny Shail (Click to enlarge)
With little to no notice around 500 people gathered outside Leamington Town Hall on 8 May to hear Jeremy Corbyn speak. For an hour beforehand school, college and university students and workers streamed out from their lunch breaks on hearing the word that Corbyn was coming.
Such was the support for Corbyn that the road across the hall had to be temporarily closed in order to accommodate the ever-growing numbers!
Socialist Party members were inundated with interest in our papers and leaflets. The rally was built purely through word of mouth and social media. It gives a glimpse of what could be possible if Jeremy and all those that support him organised and built properly for huge mass rallies.
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In The Socialist 10 May 2017:
What we think
Local election results must mean Corbyn campaign is stepped up
Socialist Party news and analysis
Tories wrecking our NHS: kick them out!
Corbyn pledges freeze on 'STP' health cuts
Corbyn pledges council powers to take over academies
Tories forced to publish useless plans on toxic air
1,000 super-rich own £658 billion!
Corbyn promises to scrap hospital parking fees
Corbyn would limit TV junk food ads
What we saw
International socialist news and analysis
France: Macron won't solve economic & social crises
Local elections 2017
TUSC's anti-cuts message finds positive response
Liverpool city region mayor election - almost 8,000 votes for TUSC
Tories win West Midlands mayor - the complete failure of the Labour right
Labour hangs on in Wales despite cuts councillors
Doncaster TUSC's campaigning against cuts goes on
Workplace news and analysis
Tube strike at London Bridge over unfair dismissal
After the Unite elections - now turn outwards
Workers fight back against race to the bottom!
Royal Mail walkout over suspension of union reps
Good debate and response at radiographers' union conference
Socialist readers' comments and reviews
US: women ice hockey players' strike threat wins living wage
Featured letter: disabled workers want our voices heard, not charity
Foreign aid corruption: capitalism to blame
Why I joined: raising the ideas of socialism
Theatre review: Fracked! Political satire skewers frackers
The Socialist inbox
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
Campaign launch: "rip-off bosses and greedy bankers - enough is enough!"
Overflowing Corbyn rally in Leicester
Hundreds rally for Corbyn in Leamington
One Housing tenants force housing association back
Jobstown Not Guilty trial round-up
Yorkshire meeting in solidarity with the #JobstownNotGuilty campaign
Socialists tell free marketeers
Packed Socialist Party meeting discusses the general election
Sutton Coldfield socialist campaign stall
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