LABOUR leader Jeremy Corbyn and key members of his top team are coming to Bolton on Saturday.

They will be in the town for the second of the party's series of 'Roots' events ending with a rally and music at the University of Bolton Stadium.

It will feature addresses from shadow home secretary Diane Abbott and business spokeswoman Rebecca Long Bailey MP before Mr Corbyn rounds things off with a speech.

The Labour Roots events aim to bring party members, activists, campaigners and communities together to discuss politics, build friendships and continue preparations for a general election.

Mr Corbyn visited Hope Centre in Tattersall Avenue, Johnson Fold, in August 2017.

Saturday's events begin with three seminars running simultaneously across the towns three Parliamentary constituencies at 2pm where attendance guarantees entrance to the evening's 'Great Big Rally'.

They will be:

• in Bolton North East to explore ways to combat racism and how take on the far right with Ms Abbott;

* in Bolton West to examine Labour's plans for a 'Green Industrial Revolution' with Ms Long Bailey MP.

• in Bolton South East to discuss jobs for young people and building the trade union movement with Leigh MP and shadow Cabinet Office minister Jo Platt.

Ms Long Bailey said: “Bringing the community together through politics and music is great way of connecting with people and I hope it will draw in new and old faces alike to our discussions, speeches and performances.

“It is really great that the Green Industrial Revolution is a central part of the day. We have to tackle the climate crisis now but we can turn that in to an opportunity that will create jobs and industry in Bolton. The only way to do that is to get people engaged with the issues at every level.”

Julie Hilling, Labour’s prospective parliamentary candidate for Bolton West, said: “It’s a fantastic opportunity to have the Labour government in waiting not sitting in London but coming up here to listen to what people of Bolton want and need.

"We are showing by our actions that Labour will be a government for the many not the few.”

Chris Green, Conservative MP for Bolton West, said: "I am a strong believer in healthy political debate.

"I am delighted Jeremy Corbyn can find the time to pop up north from London to hear about local people's concerns.

"He might want to find out how the Labour Party lost control of Bolton Council in May because it had failed to deliver for borough residents. They will be hear him saying what he has been saying since the 1970s."

Tickets are available free from the Labour Party website.

They will be allocated on a first come first served basis.