VIDEO: Fomer deputy prime minister visits Corby as part of Labour campaign

Prescott Visit: Corby: John Prescott visits Corby to support Beth Miller Labour Party candidate for Corby and East Northants, 

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Prescott Visit: Corby: John Prescott visits Corby to support Beth Miller Labour Party candidate for Corby and East Northants, Friday June 6th 2017 NNL-170206-164307009

The former deputy prime minister John Prescott was in Corby this afternoon (Friday) as part of Labour’s General Election campaign.

Mr Prescott, who deputised under Tony Blair for 10 years, took to James Ashworth VC Square to rally supporters in front of the party’s battle bus.

Corby is Northamptonshire’s most marginal seat and Labour candidate Beth Miller will be hoping to defeat Tory Tom Pursglove.

Mr Prescott urged everyone to ‘get out there and vote’ for Labour.

He said: “I think we’re seeing a change in the way people are thinking and people are starting to see things differently.

“There’s six days to go and we need people to get out there and vote for Beth.

Prescott Visit: Corby: John Prescott visits Corby to support Beth Miller Labour Party candidate for Corby and East Northants, 

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Prescott Visit: Corby: John Prescott visits Corby to support Beth Miller Labour Party candidate for Corby and East Northants, Friday June 6th 2017 NNL-170206-164206009

“She’s exactly the sort of candidate people need.

“You can see how she is meeting people and she’s got that feeling that people want.”

In 2015 the Conservatives won Corby and East Northants with a majority of 4.3 per cent after toppling Andy Sawford.

But Mr Prescott says he sees no reason why Labour can’t regain the seat.

He said: “Everybody’s got to turn out.

“There’s a very good candidate here and we could win, without a shadow of a doubt.

“But you can’t stay out of the election and then moan afterwards.”

Miss Miller, who is 25, thanked Mr Prescott for coming to her constituency.

She said: “I’ve got to say a big thank you to John for coming here and giving such a brilliant speech today.

“In 1992 we thought we’d won and we lost by about 300 votes so everyone needs to make sure they vote.”

Mr Prescott posed for selfies, spoke to the crowd and even threw a toy fox in the air at one point after launching a tirade against the Conservative’s hunting views.

One heckler spoke up to challenge Mr Prescott but left after being booed by the partisan crowd.