Jeremy Corbyn MP, leader of the Labour party, has given voters hungry for genuine change real hope of a brighter future, the leader of the UK’s biggest union, Unite said today (Wednesday 28 September).
Speaking after the speech was delivered in Liverpool, Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said: “Jeremy Corbyn gave a speech that declared proudly this is what the Labour party is and only a Labour government can build a better Britain.
“People have lost faith in politics and politicians – Brexit made that abundantly clear, too many feel left out and left behind so sent a message to the political class that they must step up.
“What we heard from Jeremy today is a leader determined to rebuild trust and nourish hope.
“We can leave this conference today confident that the policies needed to deliver a real alternative are taking shape. Not reheated dogma or lukewarm concessions to the people but a genuine programme to halt rampaging inequality, a serious plan to invest in our industrial communities and share wealth more fairly, and a determination to defend our shattered public services.
“That’s what voters want. Not a hark back to policies of yesteryear which failed to deliver equality or Conservative policies for the very few, but a party that is capable of convincingly facing the challenges of life today head-on.
“They want to look at this party and be able to say without a moment’s pause, that is a party on my side and a leader who will fight for me every step of the way. And they got all of this from Jeremy today.”
For further information please contact Unite head of media and campaigns Alex Flynn on 07967 665869.
Notes to editors
- Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with over 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.