Corbyn election 'good for the arts'

Corbyn election 'good for the arts'

Jeremy Corbyn’s appointment as Labour leader will be positive for the arts, figures in the trade have said, while warning the party must stick together to form a strong opposition.

Corbyn was appointed as the new Labour leader on Saturday (12th September) with 59% of the vote. Before his election he said that investing in the arts and culture was "central" to creating a better society.

Author Matt Haig told The Bookseller: “His appointment is good for the arts, so it is good for libraries and bookshops. I like his approach –he said the arts are vital to health, so he gets it. We haven’t h...

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