Corbyn pays tribute to strength of movement and Labour’s popular policies to unite voters
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has issued a statement welcoming the party’s spectacular by-election victory in Peterborough – and paying tribute to Labour’s activists and policies to speak to voters, as well as to Labour’s newest MP Lisa Forbes:
I am delighted to congratulate Lisa Forbes on a great win and a people-powered campaign.
Peterborough has shown clear support for Labour’s programme to end austerity and invest in services and communities, rejecting a decade of Tory cuts and their disastrous handling of Brexit. In this key seat, the Conservatives have been pushed to the margins.
This result shows that in spite of the divisions and deadlock over Brexit, when it comes to a vote on the issues that directly affect people’s lives, Labour’s case for real change has strong support across the country. I look forward to welcoming Lisa to parliament next week.
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