Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn addressed Sheffield students outside of the Students Union  ahead of the BBC Question Time debate this evening.

Mr Corbyn told the eager and packed crowd who had gathered for hours in heavy rain:

“Thank you Sheffield, for being here tonight and for the wonderful city you are.

“Let’s build a society that cares for the many and not the few.

“Above all it’s about what we do over the next 3 weeks.

He spoke without a microphone and whilst holding the labour manifesto, whilst students quietened down to hear the opposition leader’s speech.

“It is a radical manifesto and a change, I’m fed up of the food bank and the poverty.”

“The NHS is not for sale.”

Boris Johnson, Jeremy Corbyn, Jo Swinson and Nicola Sturgeon will all take part in the debate at The Octagon tonight which will air live on BBC One from 7 pm.