General Election – Thursday 8 June 2017

18 April, 2017

Having spent months denying that she would call an early election, this morning Theresa May did just that. There will be a general election on Thursday 8 June 2017.

The Prime Minister claimed that the opposition parties are jeopardising her government’s Brexit preparations, and as such a general election is necessary. The reality is that this is a cynical snap election, called at a time which most benefits the Tory Party.

Calling an election over Brexit is a ploy to divert voter’s attention from the increasingly damaging effects of Tory spending cuts on Council services, the chaos in our hospitals and the unprecedented cuts to school budgets.
Responding to Theresa May’s announcement, Jeremy Corbyn said:
“I welcome the prime minister’s decision to give the British people the chance to vote for a government that will put the interests of the majority first.

Labour will be offering the country an effective alternative to a government that has failed to rebuild the economy, delivered falling living standards and damaging cuts to our schools and NHS.

In the last couple of weeks, Labour has set out policies that offer a clear and credible choice for the country. We look forward to showing how Labour will stand up for the people of Britain.”

Chingford & Woodford Green Labour Party is ready for this campaign. We will be challenging Iain Duncan Smith on his record, and making a positive case for voting Labour.

Voting Labour is the only way to end austerity and ensure we build an economy that works for everyone.
Voting Labour is the only way that we can ensure our schools, hospitals and social care are properly funded.
Voting Labour is the only way we can ensure a prosperous and fair society, one where no one is left behind.
Vote Labour on Thursday 8 June 2017.

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