US News Jeremy Corbyn targeting 95 Tory marginals in summer campaign

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

Labour will not wipe out student debt ‘unless we can afford to do that’

  Labour will not wipe out student debt ‘unless we can afford to do that’ Ms Rayner said the amount it would take for the Student Loans Company to reverse tuition fees would be £9.5 billion.Ms Rayner said that cancelling the current student debt would cost £100 billion, describing it as “a huge amount”.

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.

Labour will not wipe out student debt ‘unless we can afford to do that’

  Labour will not wipe out student debt ‘unless we can afford to do that’ Ms Rayner said the amount it would take for the Student Loans Company to reverse tuition fees would be £9.5 billion.Ms Rayner said that cancelling the current student debt would cost £100 billion, describing it as “a huge amount”.

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.

Labour has no plans to write off student debt, Angela Rayner says .
Universities Minister Jo Johnson claimed it was a ‘spectacular and embarrassing U-turn’The Labour frontbencher suggested Conservative MPs were “wilfully misrepresenting” her party’s policy.

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