US News Jeremy Corbyn targeting 95 Tory marginals in summer campaign

00:20  18 july  2017
00:20  18 july  2017 Source:   Press Association

Jeremy Corbyn targeting 95 Tory marginals in summer campaign

  Jeremy Corbyn targeting 95 Tory marginals in summer campaign The Labour leader wants to keep up its momentum from the General Election with a “social media blitz”.At the final meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party before Westminster’s summer recess, Mr Corbyn gave details of the largest campaign the party has mounted outside an election.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will undertake a whirlwind tour of the country this summer Carl Court / Getty. Iain Duncan Smith MP once had a "safe Tory seat", but now it's a marginal and we've started our campaign there.

Jeremy Corbyn promised to carry on reminding voters in Tory marginals that “there is an alternative” as he continued his election-style summer campaign with visits to two Conservative-held seats on the south coast.

Jeremy Corbyn is targeting 95 Tory marginal seats as part of a summer campaign (Ben Stevens/PA) © Provided by The Press Association Jeremy Corbyn is targeting 95 Tory marginal seats as part of a summer campaign (Ben Stevens/PA) Jeremy Corbyn has set out plans for a summer campaign in about 100 target seats along with a “social media blitz” as Labour seeks to keep up its momentum from the General Election.

The Labour leader told the party’s MPs and peers about a campaign to target the 95 most marginal Tory-held seats, including 20 in Scotland.

At the final meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party before Westminster’s summer recess, Mr Corbyn gave details of the largest campaign the party has mounted outside an election.

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Jeremy Corbyn promised to carry on reminding voters in Tory marginals that “there is an alternative” as he continued his election-style summer campaign with visits to two Conservative-held seats on the south coast.

Jeremy Corbyn promised to carry on reminding voters in Tory marginals that “there is an alternative” as he continued his election-style summer campaign with visits to two Conservative-held seats on the south coast.

Mr Corbyn hopes to visit around 40 of the seats over the summer and a Labour source said the plans received an enthusiastic reception,

“Generally everyone was up for it. We are all just keen to get involved and keep the campaign going,” the source said.

The aim of the summer offensive is to demonstrate that Labour has the campaigning momentum to take the party into Government.

The campaign will also promote the message of “hope to transform Britain for the many not the few”, particularly in marginal constituencies, a spokesman said.

There will also be a focus on encouraging Labour members to get involved in campaigning, particularly in target seats.

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Jeremy Corbyn will tell supporters that Theresa May heads a "zombie Government" and that Labour is a "government in waiting" as he continues to target marginal constituencies. The Labour leader will address a "General Election-style rally" in Southampton Itchen - one of the most marginal seats in the country - with a Tory majority of just 31 votes.Another meeting is planned in Bournemouth West - which has been Conservative since its creation in 1950 but saw a 6.6% swing to Labour cut the Tory majority almost in half in June.

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