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Teesside activists help build the Corbyn campaign

by Peter Lazenby

TEESSIDE’S Lego-loving People’s Assembly supporters have been busy putting their building blocks to use again, this time in support of Jeremy Corbyn’s bid for the Labour leadership.

As reported in the Morning Star in May, Barbara Campbell and Steve Cooke created a miniature Lego Against Austerity model which they used to build support for June’s national anti-austerity demonstration in London.

There have also been Lego mini-demonstrations in support of Teesside construction industry activists and the 999 Call for the NHS.

Barbara said: “It is only fitting to celebrate being involved in the Jeremy Corbyn for leader campaign.

“I was a Labour member for 38 years from 1975 to 2013, leaving when I couldn’t take Labour endorsing the austerity agenda any more.

“I have every intention of rejoining when Jeremy is elected and will work to support Labour being an effective opposition to the Tories and austerity.”

Barbara is a nurse and a member of union Unite.

She is a 999 Call for the NHS campaigner, and was among those who walked 300 miles from Jarrow to London last year.

Barbara and Steve posted photos of their Lego for Jeremy model on Facebook and Twitter, which saw it being picked up across social networks.

“The national People’s Assembly also picked it up,” said Steve, who is secretary of Teesside People’s Assembly and member of public service union Unison.

The Lego demonstrators display miniature banners with words such as “Jeremy Corbyn for Labour leader” and “Jeremy Corbyn — straight-talking, honest politics.”


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