After Jeremy Corbyn faced a vote of no confidence from Labour MPs over his lacklustre effort in the failed Remain campaign, a leadership contest is now underway. Corbyn and his challenger Owen Smith will spend the summer campaigning against one another for the leadership. However, in order to have a vote supporters only have until 5pm today to cough up £25 to join the party as a registered supporter.
In order to encourage his supporters to do exactly this, Jeremy Corbyn has today tweeted a video of his new star supporter Michelle Dorrell. Michelle will look familiar to many. She appeared on Question Time last year in the midst of the Tories’ tax credits row — during which she complained that she had voted Conservative only to later learn that they would not help her family. Since then, Michelle has become a Corbynista, even attending a Momentum event with John McDonnell.
In today’s video, Michelle explains why she has spent £25 to become a ‘Registered Supporter’ in order to back Jeremy:
Michelle voted Tory – but now she’s joined Labour & become a Registered Supporter to vote in the leadership electionhttps://t.co/3EVDwvqBed
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) July 19, 2016
‘With this campaign that we have coming up now with Jeremy Corbyn. Just look at what he says, look at how he talks about his politics, look into his background as well.’
Well, since Michelle has invited voters to look into Corbyn’s background, Mr S thought it best to have a look into hers. It turns out that Dorrell is very politically active indeed. As well as attending Momentum events of late, she spent the EU referendum campaigning for… Brexit.
She held an open day for Vote Leave during the referendum campaign, appeared in her local paper on the issue and after the verdict retweeted a claims that it was Labour voters who won the referendum: