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25 April 2017, 08:23
Does Jeremy Corbyn Speak For The Working Class? LBC Finds Out
Jeremy Corbyn said Labour would be the party for working people. But do working people back him? LBC went to speak to some to find out.
Speaking in Scotland yesterday, Mr Corbyn said: "I said the other day that the dividing lines in this election could not be clearer from the outset.
"It is the Conservative Party, the party of privilege and riches, versus the Labour Party, the party that is standing up for working people to improve the lives of all. That is the real choice. It's the people versus the powerful.
"In this election, Labour will offer hope to the nurse, the teacher, the small trader, the carer, the builder, the office worker, the bus driver, the factory worker, the farm worker in any situation."
So do these working people back the Labour leader? LBC's Political Editor Theo Usherwood spoke to a factory line manager, a builder and a maintenance worker - and the results will not make good reading for Mr Corbyn.
"I don't think he knows that the working man really wants," said one. "Giving us a few extra holidays is no good for me."
Another said: "He doesn't represent my values, put it that way. I believe if you go to work and earn your money, that's fine. I don't need far left people going on strike. So no, he doesn't have no values for me."