ASLEF backs Jeremy Corbyn

19 June 2015

ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, is backing Jeremy Corbyn to become leader of the Labour Party.Jeremy, 66, has been MP for Islington North sine 1983. He is a member of the Socialist Campaign Group and the Labour Representation Committee. Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, said: ‘We are supporting Jeremy Corbyn in his bid to become leader of the Labour Party because we believe he has the character, the vision, and the policies to deliver for all the people of this country. Jeremy understands what Labour has to do to win back the hearts, the minds, and the votes of ordinary working people in Britain.’ Jeremy is one of four candidates who are standing. The others are Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall. Jeremy Corbyn said: ‘ASLEF is an excellent campaigning union and I am delighted to receive their endorsement. I have campaigned alongside them for the public ownership of the railways, for better rights for people at work, and against the policies of austerity that are damaging our country.  ‘Our campaign will seek to engage with ASLEF’s 20,000 members for a Labour Party that stands up for them, and for all working people.’

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