Corbyn arrives at first conference as leader with promise of 'more hope'


Jeremy Corbyn arrived at his first Labour Party conference as leader with a promise of  "more hope and more optimism".

The Labour leader was met by a small but enthusiastic crowd as he arrived at the gathering in Brighton, posing for selfies with supporters while they chanted his campaign slogan "Jez we can".

Despite a difficult first few weeks as leader, with rifts between him and his shadow cabinet aired publicly, Mr Corbyn insisted there was more that united the Labour Party than divided it.

"Look at the unity out here, look at the hope people have got for a decent society where there is decent housing, decent education, a decent health service and hope for young people,"he said.

"That is what unites this party."