‘I’m hard-left, hard-remain’: grassroots bid for Labour Brexit seachange

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Constituency groups could force Jeremy Corbyn to agree to a ‘people’s vote’ at the conference

Few people in Labour have heard of Michael Chessum, the self-described “hard-left, hard-remain” campaigner, who concedes he is an unusual frontman for a campaign that could transform the Labour party’s Brexit policy.

“Last year the faces were Chuka Umunna, Heidi Alexander, I can’t really believe that this year, it’s people like me, it’s weird,” he says in his shared south London office, surrounded by anti-Brexit paraphernalia and protest signs.

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