Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer will give people in Cornwall the chance to quiz him as part of a ‘Call Keir’ series of virtual public meetings tonight.

Events will be held in every region and nation across the United Kingdom, with people from the local areas invited to join.

Members of the public will have the chance to ask questions directly to the new Labour leader about anything from the coronavirus crisis to the lessons Labour needs to learn from last year’s election defeat.

People will be asked to register to attend, but everyone is invited to join the meeting.

This week’s event follows Call Keir events in Scotland and Wales, as well as a series of topical virtual meetings, including with key workers, small businesses and representatives of the BAME community.

Sir Keir said: “Coronavirus is a national crisis and I want to hear directly from the Cornish people about how they are coping.

“I am committed to working constructively with the Government to help the country through this crisis. I will be listening to people’s concerns and taking those concerns to Ministers.

“This event is also about having an open and frank conversation with people in Cornwall who did not feel able to support Labour in December’s election. My job is to listen and learn, and to restore people’s trust in the Labour Party as a force for change.”

The ‘Call Keir’ event for people in Cornwall will take place between 6.15pm and 7.15pm, tonight, Thursday. Members of the public can sign up at