Jeremy Corbyn pays tribute to Bishop Daly

Jeremy Corbyn has paid tribute to Dr Daly, pictured here with a photo of Bloody Sunday victim Jackie Duddy.
Jeremy Corbyn has paid tribute to Dr Daly, pictured here with a photo of Bloody Sunday victim Jackie Duddy.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has spoken of his admiration for Bishop Daly following his passing.

The British opposition leader is the latest in a series of high profile figures to pay tribute to Dr Daly, who died at Altnagelvin Hospital on Monday at the age of 82.

Mr Corbyn took to Twitter to express his own sadness at Bishop Daly’s death.

He posted: “Bishop of Derry Edward Daly dedicated his life to peace in Northern Ireland - a peace that in the darkest days many thought wasn’t possible.”

Within hours, his post was retweeted over 700 times and liked by over 1,400 people.

Jeremy Corbyn has been a long-term supporter of the Bloody Sunday families in their quest for justice, and took part in protests and demonstrations in London during the 1980s.

The Labour leader also helped to organise meetings at Westminster for the families.

Mr. Corbyn, like Bishop Daly, also worked on other high profile injustice cases including that of the Birmingham Six and Guildford Four.

Mr Corbyn is hotly tipped to retain his place at the helm of the Labour Party in the forthcoming leadership contest.