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."

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Durham Miners' Gala

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