THE leader of the Labour party descended on Tilbury full of praise for a vital voluntary organisation.

Jeremy Corbyn visited Tilbury last Thursday to meet with trustees of the One Community Development Trust.

The trust has been a recipient of The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service and is dedicated to working with people to develop their skills and improve their economic prospects.

Mr Corbyn spent the day visiting several Essex communities.

He was certainly full of praise for the One Community Development Trust, stating it was a vital service.

He said: “Broke, busted and disgusted I think is a wonderful way of summing up what a lot of people feel about their lives, and they come into this centre and what an amazing atmosphere and what an amazing success story.

“Large numbers of people coming in, more than 100 a week, support and work in this centre, and it helps people get together and it helps people develop skills, develop English as a second language if that is what they need, and they got jobs out of it too.

“This place is a plus for the entire community, I am really impressed.

“I had a really good discussion with people, some of whom have been through really hard times, ill health, depression, mental health conditions, family break up, domestic violence, all horrible things that we don’t want to happen to the community, but do, and I want to wish them well.”

Leader of the Thurrock Labour group. Grays councillor John Kent, who failed to in his bid to become an MP at the last election, was on hand to welcome Mr Corbyn when he arrived at the Trust.