The Staggers 29 July 2015 25 campaign groups and activists back Jeremy Corbyn for Labour leader The surprise frontruner for the Labour leadership has been given a boost with the support of 25 campaign groups. Jeremy Corbyn addresses the Durham Miners' Gala. Photo: Getty Images Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up Jeremy Corbyn's bid for the Labour leadership has been backed by 25 grassroots campaigners in an open letter to the New Statesman. The signatories, who range from anti-austerity campaigns to media reform groups, and include Walter Wolfgang, the octagenerian who was ejected from Labour party conference for heckling tony Blair, describe parliamentary politics as "fundamentally flawed and stagnant" but argue that Corbyn "stands miles apart" from his rivals for the Labour leadership. The letter will strengthen Corbyn's argument that he is best-placed to appeal to voters who have rejected the Labour party or do not vote at all. The full text is below: As grassroots campaigners and activists working for social change from outside Westminster, we recognise the fundamentally flawed and stagnant state of Parliamentary politics in this country. However, it is foolish to suggest that it doesn't make any difference who is in Government or who is the leader of the main political parties. Jeremy Corbyn stands miles apart from the other Labour leadership contenders and he has consistently stood up for the issues we campaign on. Whether he's been leading anti-war marches, standing up for the rights of disabled people or calling for radical solutions to the housing crisis, Jeremy has always been on the side of social movements. We know a lot of people are sceptical about the Labour Party, for many very legitamate reasons. We urge people, despite those concerns, to back a true campaigner leading the opposition. Marc O'Neill, UK Uncut Linda Burnip, Disabled People Against Cuts Deborah Hemanns, National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts (National Committee) Alistair Cartwright, Media Reform Coalition Diane Skidmore, Fuel Poverty Action Rob Lugg, Ritzy Living Wage Campaign Selma James, Global Women's Strike Suresh Grover, The Monitoring Group Pragna Patel, Southall Black Sisters Zita Holbourne, National Co-chair Black Activists Rising Against Cuts (BARAC) Dr Jason Moyer-Lee, President International Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) Paul Mackney, Co-chair Greece Solidarity Campaign (pc) Joy Hurcombe, Chair of the Save Shaker Aamer Campaign Sex Workers Open University Dave Wetzel, Transforming Communities Moazzam Begg, CAGE Walter Wolfgang, Vice chair Labour CND Daniel Voskoboynik, This Changes Everything UK Hilary Wainright, Founding Editor Red Pepper Magazine Francesca Martinez, Writer & Comedian Ewa Jaciewicz, Writer & Activist John McArdle, Co-Founder Black Triangle Campaign Joe Taylor, National Community Activists Network Gabriel Bristow, London Play & Youth Work Campaign Dr Jo Ram, Community Reinvest › Mark Blacklock's 'I'm Jack' shows the dark side of the Northern psyche Stephen Bush is political editor of the New Statesman. His daily briefing, Morning Call, provides a quick and essential guide to domestic and global politics. He also co-hosts the New Statesman podcast. Subscribe For daily analysis & more political coverage from Westminster and beyond subscribe for just £1 per month!