Breaking News… In-Common has received information that the leader’s debate scheduled to take place in Southampton on December 6 will no longer be happening.
Instead the event, set to be televised live by the BBC, which would have seen Boris Johnson go head-to-head with Jeremy Corbyn in Southampton, where Labour Party Candidate Alan Whitehead is seeking reelection in Test while Conservative Royston Smith held his seat with 31 votes more than Labour candidate Simon Letts, is rumoured to be happening in Conservative stronghold Maidstone in Kent instead.
An audience participant said that they received a call from the marketing company in charge of providing the audience for the event stating it was no longer happening and instead would take place in Maidstone. They were asked to confirm if they were still interested in attending as an audience member.
A number of events had been planned by groups such as Southampton Transformed to welcome Jeremy Corbyn to the city whilst others, including Southampton Stand Up To Racism, were planning protests against Boris Johnson. Huge crowds greeted the Labour Party leader outside of tonight’s BBC Question Time Leaders’ Special in Sheffield.
Pictured above: Jeremy Corbyn with supporters at a recent event in Southampton.