Michael Foot’s visit to Norwich in 1983 was the last time a politician drew the crowds of Corbyn

Michael Foot in Norwich in 1983

Michael Foot in Norwich in 1983 - Credit: Archant

Left-wing Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn packed out a city venue on Thursday night.

Eastern Daily Press cutting of Michael Foot when he packed out St Andrews Hall in Norwich

Eastern Daily Press cutting of Michael Foot when he packed out St Andrews Hall in Norwich - Credit: Archant

We think the last time a politician drew such a crowd in Norwich was when Michael Foot came to St Andrews Hall in 1983.

Corbyn's speech at the Open on Bank Plain attracted around 1,000 people, making it the largest political rally in Norwich for years.

We challenged our readers on Twitter to remember a more packed venue for a politician in Norwich and one suggested Mr Foot's rally.

Mr Foot lost the 1983 election to Conservative Margaret Thatcher. His left-wing Labour manifesto was dubbed the 'longest suicide note in history'...

•Did you see Mr Foot in Norwich in 1983? You can leave your comments below.


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