Union leader to call for "new party of labour"

Durham Miners Gala Credit: ITV

The General Secretary of the RMT Union is expected to call for the creation of a "new party of labour" at today's Durham Miners' Gala.

Speaking in advance of the Gala, RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said: "There is a whole world of opportunity outside the constraints of the Labour Party and RMT would urge them to embrace it and join us in this new political project."


Durham Miners' Gala

Thousands of people gathered in the centre of Durham City for the 129th Miners' Gala.