'Beast of Bolsover' to speak at Durham Miners' Gala
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.
‘There is no doubt that The Big Meeting will be a massive show of solidarity for Jeremy Corbyn and a condemnation of the disgraceful way he has been treated by the majority of
the Parliamentary Party who have shown a total disregard for democracy."