The British Labour Party leader is to visit Derry later this month to talk to local business leaders about the impact of Brexit on border areas.

Jeremy Corbyn MP will speak at a breakfast meeting at the City Hotel on May 25, organised by Derry's Chamber of Commerce.

A Chamber spokesperson said: "This will be an excellent opportunity, at a critical stage of the UK/EU negotiations, to speak directly to the Labour Leader on the impact that leaving the Customs Union and the Single Market would have on the NW Cross Border City Region.

"Mr. Corbyn is expected to speak about key issues relevant to Northern Ireland, including Brexit and upholding the Good FridayAgreement.  We expect that the North West Business Community will be anxious to listen and engage with Mr Corbyn on how his party will support an open and frictionless border on the island of Ireland."

Jeremy Corbyn is the leader of the Labour Party since 2015. He has been the Member of Parliament for Islington North since 1983. Before this, he was a Trade Union Representative and a human rights campaigner.

This will be one of the Labour leader's major speaking engagements in Northern Ireland since he became the leader of the Labour Party in 2015.

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