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Former Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn shares his views of Wisbech with Citizen editor during chance meeting



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Former Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn impressed the Fenland Citizen editor with his knowledge of Wisbech during a chance meeting in London.

Jeremy Ransome had been visiting the Palace of Westminster as guest of Conservative South Holland and the Deepings MP Sir John Hayes when he bumped into the veteran politician in Parliament Square.

Mr Corbyn (72), who has been MP for Islington North since 1983 and led Labour from 2015 to 2020, posed for a picture with Jeremy’s wife Josi before the conversation turned to Wisbech.

Editor's wife Josivania Ransome with MP Jeremy Corbyn in Parliament Square (53179255)
Editor's wife Josivania Ransome with MP Jeremy Corbyn in Parliament Square (53179255)

The socialist MP chatted to the editor about his opposition to waste incinerators, and especially the one controversially planned for Wisbech.

Revealing he bought a copy of the Citizen last time he was in Wisbech, Mr Corbyn praised the town’s architecture, but said more should be made of Museum Square. He thought the area would be ideal for artesan street markets and food stores.

The editor said: “He was extremely friendly, very approachable and quite knowledgeable about Wisbech, which came as a pleasant surprise.”



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