JEREMY Corbyn has pledged to table a motion of no confidence in the Prime Minister Boris Johnson when Parliament returns, as he addressed hundreds of party members and activists from across the region.

The leader of the opposition visited Bolton for a Labour Roots rally at The Whites Hotel on Saturday evening, following a tour of the town centre.

Mr Corbyn attacked the Prime Minister for ‘rushing headlong into the arms’ of President Donald Trump suggesting that a trade deal with the US would lead to deregulation.

“I am not prepared to stand by and watch our economy be destroyed on the altar of big business,” he said, as he called for all opposition parties opposed to a no-deal Brexit to support his motion.

During his speech Mr Corbyn set out his vision for a potential future Labour government saying that the party would “fight an election campaign on a policy of total opposition to austerity and investment in the future of the people of this country.”

He promised to tackle the housing shortage by regulating the private rented sector and constructing half a million new council houses.

He also vowed to provide funding for local authorities to tackle homelessness by building or taking properties into ownership and providing somewhere for rough sleepers to live.

“No society can call itself civilised if it walks by on the other side while several thousand of its citizens sleep on the streets,” he said.

On education Mr Corbyn said that “education has been changed from a right into a commodity”, and pledged to establish a national education service to reverse this.

A Labour government will provide free nursery places for all two to four-year-olds, he told the rally, as well as “properly fund” primary schools, including free school meals for all pupils, and ending university tuition fees.

The environment also featured prominently in the address with Mr Corbyn saying Labour would clean the air and streets and protect wildlife and greenspaces.

Labour would also create a “green industrial revolution”, the Islington North MP said, which he suggests will create 400,000 jobs in green energy.

Other top priorities set out by the Labour leader included nationalising the railways, water and utilities, reforming political party funding, protecting workers rights, supporting the NHS and public services, and attacking racism and anti-Semitism which he labelled “a serious threat”.

“Those who promote xenophobia or far-right racism in our society are totally unacceptable in any form whatsoever,” he said.

The rally also heard speeches from shadow home secretary Diane Abbott, Salford and Eccles MP Rebecca Long-Bailey, former Bolton West MP Julie Hilling and many other regional party activists.