'Beast of Bolsover' to speak at Durham Miners' Gala

Veteran Labour MP Dennis Skinner will replace the party's deputy leader at this weekend's Durham Miner's Gala.

Monday, 4th July 2016, 7:43 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 5:11 pm
Dennis Skinner

The Durham Miners’ Association (DMA) has announced the 'Beast of Bolsover' will replace Tom Watson as a speaker at the Gala on Saturday.

Mr Watson is unable to attend because his father is ill.

DMA General Secretary Dave Hopper said: "All indications point to this year’s Gala attracting a record attendance – more than the estimated 150,000 who came to Durham last year.

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