Dearne Valley students quiz Labour leader Jeremy over EU

LABOUR leader Jeremy Corbyn was quizzed by students as he visited the Dearne Valley during his EU referendum tour.

The Leader of the Opposition checked out the new engineering and motor vehicle workshop at Dearne Valley College before heading back out on the road to spearhead as part of Labour’s Remain campaign ahead of today’s vote.

Alongside Wentworth and Dearne MP John Healey, and MEP Linda McAvan, Mr Corbyn took part in a tough question-and-answer session with the student audience.  

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"It was great to meet students and staff at Dearne Valley College”, he said.

“Their students had some challenging questions and we had a really engaging exchange — they’re clearly a group of young people with a great understanding of the world around them of whom the college should be proud.”

Mr Corbyn said the EU had done much to support workers’ rights and support deprived areas of our country, before urging students to vote to stay in Europe.

Principal and chief Executive at Dearne Valley College, Martin Harrison said:

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“Jeremy was very impressed with the college’s fantastic facilities and learning environment whilst visiting our Engineering students, who took the opportunity to demonstrate their newly-gained skills and industry knowledge."

“During the Q&A our students really put Jeremy through his paces with their tough questions about the upcoming EU Referendum, and for us, it was a fantastic opportunity to remind our young people of the referendum and the importance of using their vote.”

Caption: Jason Austin, deputy principal at Dearne Valley College, Jeremy Corbyn MP, John Healey MP, and Linda McAvan MEP behind the historic mining wheel that sits in front of Dearne Valley College’s campus.