Response to the speech by Gordon Brown
Responding to the speech by Gordon Brown today (Sunday), a spokesperson from Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign said: “Gordon Brown has highlighted the need for a Labour party that stands for hope: that is credible, radical and electable – on which basis the best candidate to vote for is Jeremy Corbyn.Read more
Jeremy Corbyn launches his ‘Better Business’ plan
Jeremy Corbyn has launched his commitment to business and enterprise with his ‘Better Business’ plan, and his new website ‘Corbyn For Business’ – a set of policies that aim to improve the economic environment for small businesses, independent entrepreneurs, and the growing number of enterprises that want to co-operate and innovate for the public good.Read more
Jeremy welcomes new Scottish Labour Leadership team
Responding to the announcement today of the elections of the new Scottish Labour Leader Kezia Dugdale MSP, and Deputy-Leader Alex Rowely MSP, UK Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn MP said:
“I’d like to congratulate both Kezia Dugdale and Alex Rowley on being chosen to lead the Scottish Labour Party.
“Both Kezia and Alex clearly recognise that there’s a long road back for the party in Scotland, but I think they’re well equipped for the task in hand.
“If I am successful in becoming the leader of the Labour Party at a UK level I look forward to working closely with Kezia, and the rest of Scottish Labour, as we seek to reconnect everywhere for a better kind of politics.”
Polls – Jeremy Corbyn’s electability-factor
Commenting on today’s polls, a spokesperson for Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign said:
“We do not usually comment on polls, but given the debate about who is best placed to win, it is worth noting the following. The national Survation poll and the YouGov poll of Londoners both point to an emerging, clear fact – that Jeremy Corbyn reaches voters beyond Labour’s existing vote, and that he has a strong electability-factor based on his ability to take on David Cameron and stand up for ordinary people. These polls show the value of leadership – straight-talking politics that give people hope and a real sense that winning with a better kind of politics is possible.”
Jeremy Corbyn launches ‘Standing to Deliver’
Today (Friday) Jeremy Corbyn has chosen to formally launch his ‘Standing to Deliver’ plan in Glasgow as part of a series of rallies and events in Scotland, coinciding with the dispatch of the Labour leadership ballot papers.
His plan is being posted to all Labour Party members to arrive as the ballot papers drop early next week.
A popular, modern alternative to the Conservative government
Commenting at the end of registration to participate in the Labour leadership election, Jeremy Corbyn said:
“The response to the Labour leadership race from party members and supporters, longstanding and new, is proof of the optimism in the possibility of a popular, modern alternative to the Conservative government.
A better future for young people
Labour leadership contender, Jeremy Corbyn MP, will continue to roll out his Vision For Britain 2020 with policy ideas to ensure a better start in life for our young adults.
Restoring Educational Maintenance Allowance, allowing housing benefit for under 21’s, scrapping university tuition fees, restoring student grants and introducing properly paid apprenticeship schemes and reducing the voting age to 16 are amongst the pledges he will honour if elected Prime Minister.
Winning with a greener future
Jeremy Corbyn has set out his ideas for environmental policy, strongly emphasising greener energy, as part of his Vision for Britain 2020 theme of policies. He says: “I pledge, if elected Leader of the Labour Party, to meet the challenge of climate change with 10 energy pledges to reform our broken, dated and polluting energy market.”Read more
Jeremy for peace & defence diversification
Coinciding with the 70th anniversary commemoration of Hiroshima, Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn MP is setting out how under his premiership, the policy of not replacing Trident with a new generation of nuclear weapons will be used instead to boost growth and innovation for the British economy, protecting the skills of the workforce.
Jeremy attends the CND commemorative event in the garden of Tavistock Square in central London every year, and will do so again today.
Jeremy Corbyn’s plan for council house building
Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn MP publishes his plans to comprehensively address Britain’s housing crisis as part of his Vision for Britain 2020. Jeremy believes a secure and affordable home is a basic right. His housing manifesto proposes a radical rebooting of home construction permitting councils to be house builders and providers in order to meet the demand for affordable housing in their own areas
Giving to councils the right and the means to commission new homes is the most efficient way of achieving the minimum of 240,000 new homes our country now needs to build each year to meet demand and reverse the current housing crisis.