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Starmer: getting Britain’s future back

Starmer: getting Britain’s future back – launch of local elections

Starmer: getting Britain’s future back

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer talked about ‘getting Britain’s future back in the launch of local elections campaign in west Midlands.

He criticised Rishi Sunak for failing working people on levelling up, and affirming their party’s commitment to “full-fat devolution”.

Voters will go to the polls on May 2 to elect local councillors and mayors.

Sir Keir told the audience: “I am hoping we launch a different election campaign here today. But unfortunately the Prime Minister has bottled it.

“He wants one last drawn-out summer with his beloved helicopter.  And so, we’re going to have to use these local elections to send him another message and show his party – once again – that their time is up.

“The dithering must stop, the date must be set, because Britain wants change, and it’s time for change with Labour.”

Sir Keir accused the Tories of “preying on the hopes” of working people by failing to deliver on its flagship levelling up policy.

He says: “Four years ago, the former prime minister gave his big ‘levelling up’ speech. A project he said would turn the tide on regional inequality in this country.’

“People say to me the worst thing you can do in politics is prey on people’s fear. Yet in some ways, preying on their hopes is just as bad.


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