Labour has formally launched its general election campaign.
Speaking in Manchester, Jeremy Corbyn laid bare the impact of Conservative Party policies, with the NHS and social care pushed into a state of emergency, with soaring waiting lists and hospitals in financial crisis. Schools across the country face cuts and class sizes are rising, while those young people who want to go to university face huge debts. House building fell to its lowest peacetime rate since the 1920s. And our safety has been compromised with more than 20,000 police officers cut since 2010.
The Labour Leader contrasted this record with Labour’s proposals:
“In this election, Labour is standing for decent jobs, investment for the future, shared wealth creation, security at work, affordable homes for all, a fully funded NHS and schools, training and skills, an end to rip-off privatisation, fair taxation and a fairer, more equal country.”
Bedford & Kempston Labour Party Parliamentary Candidate Mohammad Yasin said;
‘The election is now formally underway, and I hope to meet as many Bedford & Kempston people as possible over the coming weeks. Bedford & Kempston needs the change that a Labour MP will bring. We need to secure the future of Bedford Hospital, to build more homes and fight for a better funding settlement for our Police force. We need more money for our schools, a decent pension for our older people, and real job security for everyone - including EU citizens. A Tory MP cannot deliver what Bedford & Kempston needs. We need a Government for the interests of the many, not the few.’