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Durham Miners Gala 2016

More than 160,000 thousand people, including Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, are expected at this year's Durham Miners Gala

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Bishop Auckland MP 'disappointed' by Miners' Gala snub

The Labour MP for Bishop Auckland says she was 'disappointed' at not being invited to the hospitality luncheon at the Durham Miners' Gala.

The Durham Miners' Association withdrew it's invitation to local Labour MP's who do not support Jeremy Corbyn as the Labour Party leader.

Helen Goodman told ITV News the situation was "irritating" and said:

I don't think he's [Jeremy Corbyn] the best person to be the party leader.

– Helen Goodman MP

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