The leader of the Labour party Jeremy Corbyn is to appear at an event at Goldsmiths on Thursday (March 3) to promote Sadiq Khan’s bid to become Mayor of London.
The event, organised by Lewisham Labour and Lewisham Deptford MP Vicky Foxcroft, is being co-hosted by Goldsmiths Labour Society and the Students’ Union.
Tickets to the event sold out within a few hours of being made available online and forced a venue change to Goldsmiths’ 500-capacity Great Hall, from the original venue, New Cross Learning Centre.
Jamie Green, Chair of the Labour Society said: “The event is open to Labour supporters and Goldsmiths students, so I think there will be a good mix of students and local residents attending.
“A lot of Jeremy’s campaign was driven by young people and Lewisham Deptford nominated him to be leader of the Labour party so I imagine there’s a lot of support in the area.”
The Labour party leader, who will be joined by Vicky Foxcroft MP, will answer questions from the audience as part of a series of public appearances to promote Sadiq Khan’s ‘Get Involved’ Mayoral campaign.
He said: “I think it’ll get people excited. Whether you’re in the Labour party or not, having the national leader come down and rally you on rejuvenates you.”
“Also, Lewisham Deptford is a safe seat for Labour and we don’t want people thinking ‘Lewisham is safe for Labour, I won’t bother voting’ because in the Mayoral campaign more voting in the safe seats is one of the main things that will win it for Labour.”