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UB40 Endorse Jeremy Corbyn’s Leadership Campaign

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 23:59 | Filled in Special Event

Following the announcement of Jeremy Corbyn’s commitment to put arts policy at the heart of the government’s policy making agenda and ensure a well-funded and dynamic arts sector, UB40 will endorse his bid to be re-elected as Leader of the The Labour Party at a joint press conference today.

UB40’s endorsement is the latest in a list of artists supporting Jeremy Corbyn’s re-election bid which includes Rudimental, Rizzle Kicks, Francesca Martinez and Logic. 

Responding to the endorsement, Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party, said:

“I am delighted to receive the endorsement of UB40, one of the most successful British reggae acts of all time. UB40’s story was and remains inspiring; people from across cultures and backgrounds coming together and combining their talents – in a time when prejudice was more prevalent – and creativity to produce music that has endured across decades.

“The arts are of central importance to our economy, and will be one of the key priorities for the next Labour government. For every pound invested in the arts, £1.06 is generated for the economy. This is why, as part of my plan to rebuild and transform Britain, I have pledged to increase funding to the arts to reach the European average, so that no one and no community is left behind.”

UB40 said of Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party:

“Jeremy has re-ignited an interest in politics for people who no longer felt included, and engaged and inspired a new generation of young voters who, for the first time, believe that they have an incorruptible politician who truly represents them. For these reasons he has our full support as leader of a genuine, believable Labour Party.”
Robin Campbell

“We support Jeremy Corbyn because he is the only one willing to speak up for working people, who have been badly treated by successive governments, including new labour, in recent decades. He is the only leader offering something different to business as usual. Westminster needs big change, and Jeremy is the man to do it.”
Jimmy Brown

“I believe in Jeremy Corbyn because I believe he tells the truth, he tells it like it is regardless of the backlash. A real man of the people.”
Brian Travers

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