Brian Eno voiced his support for Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn at a rally held in London on Monday (August 3).
British politician Corbyn, the MP for Islington North since 1983, is leading the opinion polls in the Labour Party leadership race, ahead of rivals Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall. The party’s members will vote for their new leader from August 14 to September 10, following the resignation of predecessor Ed Miliband after this year’s General Election.
Eno gave a speech, declaring Corbyn his preferred candidate during a talk at the Camden Centre in north London, hosted by Corbyn.
Addressing criticism that Corbyn isn’t strong enough to win an election, Eno said during his speech: “I don’t think electability really is the most important thing. What’s important is that someone changes the conversation and moves us off this small-minded agenda.”
Watch a clip of Eno’s speech below. A reported 2,500 people attended the Corbyn rally.
At Corbyn rally, Brian Eno saying that "electability isn't the most important thing" – watch my video pic.twitter.com/ZTN3t6qu2G
— Sam Coates Sky (@SamCoatesSky) August 3, 2015
Meanwhile, Corbyn’s rival Andy Burnham recently took to Twitter to quote lyrics by Manchester band Courteeners.
Liverpool-born Burnham recited words from the group’s 2010 single ‘Take Over The World’, lifted from their second album ‘Falcon’.
The Shadow Health Secretary wrote, “I’m only a paperboy from the North West. But I can scrub up well in my Sunday best,” before adding that he “loves” the band.