Today, I visited Hartlepool to support the Labour Party in the upcoming by-election.
Speaking to the Hartlepool Mail, I said:
“This will be a hard-fought contest and a crucial test of our ability to win back the faith of voters in red wall seats. But I’m living proof that Labour can win big in northern, Brexit-voting seats.
I fought on an agenda of real transformation for the benefit of the people – an economic sea change that promised investment in our communities, the creation of green jobs and a green industrial revolution.
I was privileged to be able to meet with Hartlepool voters today and see how Labour’s message of investing in our precious NHS, restoring local health services lost to Tory cuts, and protecting jobs at Liberty Steel and Hartlepool Nuclear Power Plant is resonating on the doorstep.”
Coverage of my visit can also be read in Birkenhead News.