Jeremy Corbyn was in Cardiff today

It’s the first day of election campaigning

Jeremy Corbyn began his election campaign in the constituency of Cardiff North today.

The labour leader drew a large crowd on Cardiff’s Whitchurch Common, speaking about public services and a need for increased focus on mental health, whilst encouraging unity.

After an introduction by Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones, his speech was soon interrupted by a member of the crowd urging him to “stop Brexit”.

Cardiff North is one of the most hotly contested seats in the country and its student population has the power to tip the balance, with 2,916 students living in Talybont halls alone – more than the Tory majority.

Although questions over Brexit loom, and polls do suggest a substantial labour defeat, Corbyn proved today that he is still able to draw large crowds.