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by Tom Freeman
11 August 2015
Jeremy Corbyn Glasgow rally moved to bigger venue

Jeremy Corbyn Glasgow rally moved to bigger venue

A rally in Glasgow by the veteran left-winger who is standing for Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has moved to a bigger venue after the original event sold out.

Organisers said Oran Mor in Glasgow's West End sold out before the event had been properly advertised. The rally will now take place at the Old Fruit Market in Candleriggs on Friday.

The rally concludes a number of Scottish dates on Corbyn's speaking tour ahead of the elections for the next leader of the Labour party.

The news comes as former press secretary for Tony Blair, Alastair Campbell suggested the election of Corbyn would be “a car crash about to happen”.

“The Labour party, if it elects Jeremy Corbyn as leader, is selecting someone that every piece of political intelligence, experience and analysis tells you will never be elected prime minister,” Campbell wrote on his blog yesterday.

A YouGov poll for the Times yesterday suggested Corbyn had surged to a 32 per cent lead in the leadership contest.

The YouGov surveyhas him on 53 per cent of first preferences, meaning he would win the contest on the first round of voting.

Andy Burnham is in second place on 21 per cent, three points ahead of Yvette Cooper. Liz Kendall trails on 8 per cent.

YouGov boss Peter Kellner said he would “personally be astonished” if Corbyn did not win the contest.

The poll also handed Tom Watson a comfortable lead in the deputy leadership contest.

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