Labour leader in Harlow and Stevenage
Largely ignored by the corporate media, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been on a ‘parking tanks’ tour of Tory-held constituencies in preparation for this autumn’s predicted general election, packing out venues to lay out Labour’s vision and policies and to stake Labour’s claim as the government-in-waiting.
Today, Corbyn was in Stevenage – 2017 Tory majority 6,109 – where he met with a warm welcome from Labour members in two constituencies Labour will be targeting in the next general election:
The Tory majority in Stevenage was cut by more than half in 2017 as the ‘Corbyn surge’ saw Labour make the biggest gain in vote-share since 1945.
Corbyn also visited Harlow, which the Tories won by 7,031 votes in the last general election, where he talked to a packed room of Labour activists before meeting young and older supporters:
In spite of the gruelling schedule he has maintained throughout the summer – his tour has seen him criss-cross the UK almost non-stop, including Tory-held Powys in Wales – Corbyn looked fit and relaxed, also finding time to talk to several media outlets to take on Boris Johnson’s ‘nonsense’, threat-tactics and ‘hostile environment on steroids’ in Johnson’s amateurish attempts to manipulate EU leaders.
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