By Kris Jepson
The Durham Miners’ Association says its Gala tomorrow is more important than ever, as Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn meets the party's grassroots supporters.
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The DMA has withdrawn its hospitality luncheon invitations to local Labour MPs who have resigned their shadow cabinet positions in protest to Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership and that is why the group thinks the event is important.
City of Durham MP Robert Blackman-Woods is one of those politicians who resigned from the shadow cabinet. She defended her stance.
Thousands of people are expected to see Jeremy Corbyn’s speech tomorrow and organisers are suggesting tens of thousands of people will enjoy the Gala and parades throughout the city.