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Jeremy Corbyn Misses Andrew Marr Show Appearance, Attends Mental Health Fundraiser Instead

13/09/2015 16:20 BST | Updated 13/09/2015 16:59 BST

After pulling out of the Andrew Marr Show, Jeremy Corbyn spent his first morning as leader of the Labour party at a mental health trust fundraising event in his constituency.

Corbyn, who emerged victorious from the leadership election on Saturday, attended a fun day held by Camden and Islington NHS Mental Health Trust.

He tweeted:

Many people praised him for attending the event…

While others criticised the move…

The Islington North MP had been due to be interviewed on the Andrew Marr Show but his new deputy leader Tom Watson appeared instead.

The Independent reported that Corbyn skipped the TV appearance to focus on putting his shadow cabinet together to "bring this government down,” according to John McDonnell, his campaign agent and fellow Labour MP.

Following his election win, Corbyn went straight from the results event to speak at a mass London demonstration in support of the millions fleeing violence in countries such as Syria.

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