US Senator Bernie Sanders has denied sending Jeremy Corbyn a message of support in his battle with Owen Smith for the Labour leadership.
Corbyn told supporters on Monday evening the former Democratic presidential candidate had been in touch to point out the parallels between the two men.
However a spokesman for Senator Sanders told The Huffington Post UK today: “The senator didn’t send a message and doesn’t intend to get involved in British politics.”
The spokesman added that Senator Sanders, who lost out to Hillary Clinton in the race to be the Democratic presidential nominee, “has a lot of respect for Mr. Corbyn and wishes him well”.
A spokesperson for the Corbyn campaign told HuffPost: “Jeremy was misinformed by an aide, who had wrongly been led to believe this was the case.”
And a campaign source said despite a message not having been sent, aides to Senator Sanders were due to come work on the Labour leader’s re-election campaign.
Article source: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2016/08/24/bernie-sanders-denies-sending-jeremy-corbyn-a-message-of-support_n_11676352.html?utm_hp_ref=uk-politics&ir=UK+Politics