Giant marrow gift for Corbyn on Brighton business centre visit
Published 26/09/2015 | 14:10
Jeremy Corbyn was presented with a large marrow during a visit to a Brighton business centre ahead of his first party conference as leader.
The giant vegetable was handed over to the Labour leader as he toured the Brighton Hatchery, a centre which encourages and supports entrepreneurs.
Images of Mr Corbyn holding the marrow, which was presented by independent store hiSbe, led to comparisons with former Labour leadership hopeful David Miliband, who was widely mocked after being photographed with a banana at the party conference in 2008.
Mr Corbyn is a vegetarian and may well have appreciated the size of the specimen as he grows his own produce on his allotment in north London.
But he left the Brighton visit empty-handed as the marrow found its way into the hands of Observer journalist Daniel Boffey, who joked it would be "eBay gold".