MP invites Jeremy Corbyn to town Armed Forces Day parade
MP has invited Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to attend today's Armed
Forces parade in the town before he heads onto Glastonbury Festival's
James Heappey has invited the Labour leader to leave Worthy Farm
and join him at Burnham-On-Sea's parade, as previewed
invite comes after Mr Corbyn was criticised by some for choosing
to speak on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival instead of
participating at a national Armed Forces Day event in Liverpool.
a letter to Mr Corbyn on Parliamentary paper, Mr Heappey advises
him that he has time to attend the parade in Burnham before returning
for his appearance at the festival.
MP writes: "Im concerned that Jeremy Corbyn has chosen
not to be in Liverpool with our Prime Minister and Royal Family
to celebrate the work of our Armed Forces."
to Liverpool would have meant hed miss Craig David but he
could easily have been back in Somerset in time for Katy Perry."
hes put politicking on the Pyramid Stage ahead of his responsibilities
as the leader of Her Majestys Loyal Opposition."
letter said: "I read with some alarm that your visit to the
Glastonbury Festival in my constituency has stopped you from attending
the National Armed Forces Day commemorations in Liverpool."
know that you would not have chosen to put a political opportunity
at Glastonbury ahead of our nation's Armed Forces and veterans and
that you must have felt very uneasy about the scheduling decisions
presumably taken by your staff."
may I invite you to join me and my fellow veterans at the Burnham-On-Sea
Armed Forces Day Parade at 12.30pm."