The Labour Party’s candidate in the upcoming Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election, Gareth Snell, has reportedly been begging party leader Jeremy Corbyn to campaign actively for his UKIP opponent Paul Nuttall. 
The Labour Party’s candidate in the upcoming Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election, Gareth Snell, has reportedly been begging party leader Jeremy Corbyn to campaign actively for his UKIP opponent Paul Nuttall. 
 
Senior Labour sources informed us that Snell was ‘devastated’ when he heard Corbyn was coming to campaign in Stoke, and ‘immediately started writing his concession speech’. However after giving the matter some thought Snell concluded that he could still win the seat, provided ‘Corbyn campaigns vigorously for Nuttall’. 
 
Snell admitted that it might look a bit strange for the Labour leader to campaign for the UKIP candidate, but claimed that ‘politics is so crazy at the moment it’s unlikely anybody will give it much thought’. He went on to add that when campaigning for Nuttall Corbyn should ‘really be himself’ and talk as much as possible about ‘his views on the IRA and national security’. 
 
When The Spark contacted Nuttall with the news he replied ‘well that’s me buggered then’ before asking if there are any more by-elections coming up soon. However he later contacted us back later to say he might ‘still be in with a shot’ provided he could persuade former UKIP leader Nigel Farage to campaign for the Labour candidate. 
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