Jeremy Corbyn tells BBC’s One Show of his Lowestoft roots

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn visits the seafront at Lowestoft as part of this election campaign. Pic:

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn visits the seafront at Lowestoft as part of this election campaign. Pic: George Ryan. - Credit: Archant

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has revealed that he has some - albeit fairly short - East Anglian roots.

Jeremy Corbyn. Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Jeremy Corbyn. Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire - Credit: PA

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.


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