Jeremy Corbyn predicts Scottish Labour comeback

Cheryl Sanders
June 14, 2017

The Labour leader's campaigning will continue, with plans to visit scores of Tory-held seats in a sign that the Opposition believes Mrs May's government will fall and another election could happen within months.

THERESA MAY and Jeremy Corbyn have come face-to-face for the first time since the shock General Election result.

"We increased the Labour vote by the largest margin in any election since 1945 and gained seats as a party for the first time since 1997".

Nevertheless, the party still ended up with 56 fewer seats than the Conservatives, who are seeking to form a minority government with the Democratic Unionists.


Theresa May, the British prime minister and head of the Conservative party, announced a new cabinet on Sunday despite failing to win a majority in Thursday's parliamentary election, when her party won 318 House of Commons seats.

"Our campaigning hasn't stopped, it carries on and as soon as this government finally recognises that it can not govern then there will be another election and we will be back in bigger numbers still".

But despite jubilation among Mr Corbyn's supporters at bloodying Mrs May' s nose, Labour MP Chris Leslie said the party should not pretend it achieved a "famous victory".

She said: "As we face hard challenges ahead, let us come together in a spirit of national unity to keep our country safe and build a stronger, fairer, and more prosperous future for everyone in every part of our United Kingdom".


"We will continue to take the fight to the Tories and I will be out campaigning around the country in Conservative marginals in those extra seats we need to gain to deliver the government for the many that nearly 13 million people voted for last week", he said.

Theresa May has no mandate to govern, he suggested, and her administration is "on notice from voters".

"We are now a government in waiting and we must think and act at all times with that in mind". "That is our responsibility to the huge numbers who voted for our manifesto last week".

The Prime Minister was seen talking to the Labour leader - who got a standing ovation from Labour MPs - in the House of Commons as Parliament returned today.


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