Jeremy Corbyn tells BBC’s One Show of his Lowestoft roots
PUBLISHED: 07:42 31 May 2017 | UPDATED: 13:00 31 May 2017
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has revealed that he has some - albeit fairly short - East Anglian roots.
Speaking on tonight’s One Show on BBC1, he told presenters Ore Oduba and Alex Jones that his grandfather was born in Lowestoft.
After being shown a photo of himself and his three siblings at his grandfather’s 80th birthday party, he said: “He was born in Lowestoft, moved to Sunderland and eventually to London and was a solicitor in Ealing.
“He was known as the poor man’s lawyer. I learnt a lot from him.”
Mr Corbyn’s solo appearance followed last week’s One Show appearance by Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip.