Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn to speak at by-election rally in Sleaford today (Sunday)

Jeremy Corbyn.

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE EMN-161118-101655001
Jeremy Corbyn. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE EMN-161118-101655001

Labour Party Leader, Jeremy Corbyn, is set to pay a visit to Sleaford this afternoon on the campaign trail.

Mr Corbyn is due to attend a campaign rally with local activists in Boston Road Recreation Ground this afternoon (Sunday) at 2.30pm in support of the party’s candidate, Jim Clarke, who is standing in the Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election.

Party spokesman Vicky Street said: “Jeremy will be here for about an hour, rallying the troops and knocking on doors with the candidate.”

The by-election has been called after Tory MP Stephen Phillips stepped down this month citing policy difficulties with the Conservative Government.

There are ten candidates declared as standing in the by-election. They are: Dr Caroline Johnson (Cons), Jim Clarke (Lab), Ross Pepper (Lib Dem), Victoria Ayling (UKIP), Marianne Overton (Lincs Ind), Mark Suffield (Ind), Paul Coyne (Ind), Sarah Stock (Ind), Peter E Hill (Official Monster Raving Loony Party), David Bishop (Bus-Pass Elvis Party).

* Look out for The Standard’s report on this event later.