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Laura Pidcock | Durham Miners’ Gala

Laura Pidcock | Durham Miners’ Gala


I don’t know if you’ve ever been to Durham
Miners’ Gala, but it is truly the most
spectacular event of the year. It’s steeped in history,
you can really …you know, you’re moved for the entire time that you’re marching with banners, each banner significant,
of a community, of a mine, of a pit and of closure of that industry, essentially. So to have a Labour leader,
to have trade union leaders, to have members of the Shadow Cabinet
at Durham Miners’ Gala is wonderful, to be honest, and I think that
it gives everybody who’s there, because obviously the
Durham Miners’ Gala has moved on a bit, it gives everybody there hope
that their political representatives, their working class voices
and representation in Parliament, are on their side, essentially.

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