This week, Labour has launched its General Election campaign. Speaking at the launch in Manchester, Jeremy Corbyn set out the choice at this General Election between a Labour Party who will stand up for the many and a Conservative Party which only looks after the privileged few.
At the speech, Jeremy Corbyn said:
"We have four weeks to take our message to voters to convince them Britain can be better. It can be transformed. We can transform Britain into a country that, instead of being run for the rich, is one where everyone can lead richer lives.
Labour will not allow the Tories to put their party interests ahead of the real national interest, the interests of the British people.
Under the Tories, the NHS and social care have been 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.
This General Election can be the chance for a fresh start with a Labour government. Labour will stand up for you. We will deliver a better, fairer Britain where prosperity is shared, everyone is rewarded fairly for hard work and where a home to rent or buy is affordable.
We have four weeks to win and transform Britain for the many not the few."
In between European Parliament votes and Committee meetings in Brussels, North East Labour MEPs Jude Kirton-Darling and Paul Brannen will be on the campaign trail over the next few weeks, helping out Labour candidates across our region.
Paul Brannen MEP said:
"I am keen to get out on the doorstep to listen to concerns and talk to people about how Labour can put them first. The North East needs jobs, investment in public services and thriving communities, and I believe Labour has the best policies to deliver these. We also have a great bunch of hardworking and knowledgable MPs and I'd like to see every one of them re-elected to Westminster."
Jude Kirton-Darling said:
"We know that many people in our region have suffered lower wages and rising living costs, made worse by years of austerity. Now is the time to change this and I look forward to supporting the campaign."