Brian Eno has shown his support for Labour leadership contender, Jeremy Corbyn during a rally for Corbyn in Camden on Monday [August 3, 2015].
Corbyn is leading the opinion polls in the Labour Party leadership race, ahead of rivals Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall. The party’s members will vote for their new leader from August 14 to September 10, following the resignation of predecessor Ed Miliband after this year’s General Election.
In front of a reported crowd of around 2,500 people, Eno addressed criticism that Corbyn isn’t strong enough to win an election, Eno said during his speech: “I don’t think electability really is the most important thing. What’s important is that someone changes the conversation and moves us off this small-minded agenda.”
At Corbyn rally, Brian Eno saying that "electability isn't the most important thing" – watch my video pic.twitter.com/ZTN3t6qu2G
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Former London mayor Ken Livingstone and Mark Serwotka, head of the Public and Commercial Services Union, were among other speakers at the event.
Meanwhile, five-time world snooker champion Ronnie O’Sullivan has also backed Corbyn to win the leadership contest.
“I like how he is being honest about raising taxes,” he blogged for EuroSport. “And that unless you raise taxes you won’t get a good National Health Service. That is just common sense, and I’m all for that philosophy.”
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