The Labour Party will be out in force on Saturday 1st July promoting the message that the government has #NoMandate.
In the first day of national campaigning since the election result, over 400 Constituency Labour Parties will be taking part in campaign activity, with Shadow Cabinet members out in every region across the country.
As part of the national campaign day, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party, will address a general election-style rally in Hastings. The constituency of Hastings and Rye is Home Secretary Amber Rudd's seat, and is among the most marginal in the country with a majority of just 346 votes.
Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, will say:
“I am proud to be here today in Hastings where you came within a whisker – 346 votes – of painting the town red and electing Peter Chowney as a Labour MP.
“Labour gained seats across the country at the last general election, in every region and nation of Britain.
“Labour is no longer just the Official Opposition, we are a government in waiting.
“It is not good enough for politicians – including your MP the Home Secretary – to praise the police, firefighters and NHS staff when they respond to horrific incidents like the recent terrorist attacks or the Grenfell Tower fire, and then vote to make them worse off again year after year.
“This is what happened in parliament this week. Nurses in our hospitals have had a real terms pay cut of 14 percent under this government and some are even having to use food banks. Yet the government refused to back our calls to lift the public sector pay cap and recruit more police and firefighters.
“You can’t keep our communities safe on the cheap. When you cut over 20,000 police officers, over 11,000 firefighters, and leave our hospitals in record deficit having to cut back on services.
“We have to change our economic system so that it works for the many, not just a few.”
Shadow cabinet members will be campaigning in Tory-held marginal constituencies, including:
Jon Trickett: Elmett and Rothwell, majority 9,805
Cat Smith: Southport, majority 2,914
Andrew Gwynne: Pendle, majority 1,279
Tom Watson: Uxbridge & South Ruislip, majority 5,034
Nia Griffith: Vale of Glamorgan, majority 2,190
Angela Rayner: Cannock Chase, majority 8,391
Emily Thornberry: Watford, majority 2,092
Barry Gardiner: South Swindon, majority 2,464
Debbie Abrahams: Calder Valley, majority 609
Valerie Vaz: Erewash, majority 4,534
Keir Starmer: Hendon, majority 1,072
Andy McDonald: Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland, majority 1,020
Christina Rees: Preseli, Pembrokeshire, majority 314, and Camarthen West, majority 3,110