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Jeremy Corbyn to take Labour’s message of hope for the many not the few across the UK on the final day of campaigning

Jeremy Corbyn will speak at six rallies across England, Scotland
and Wales on Wednesday 7 June 2017, the final day before polling day.

On Tuesday, 6 June, Jeremy addressed thousands at six simultaneous
events – and watched by 1.5 million people on Facebook live.

On the final day of campaigning, Jeremy will begin the day in
Glasgow Central and travel to Weaver Vale, Clwyd West, Watford, Harrow East,
until he reaches the final rally in Islington South.

He will set out Labour’s plans to transform Britain for the many,
not the few, including:

·        
No tax rises for 95 percent of people and asking the top 5 percent
and big businesses to pay a bit more to fund our schools, hospitals, social
care and invest in our economy

·        
Protecting pensioners incomes with the triple lock and
guaranteeing winter fuel payments

·        
Providing an extra £37 billion for the NHS and £8 billion for
social care

·        
Raising the minimum wage to £10 an hour, ending the public sector
pay cap and bringing in workers’ rights from day one of any job

·        
Scrapping university tuition fees and bringing back education
maintenance grants

·        
Cutting class sizes in schools and bringing in free school meals
for all primary school children

·        
Building a million new homes

·        
Bringing rail, water, parts of the energy system and post back
into public ownership to cut bills and improve in services

Commenting on Labour’s last day of campaigning, Jeremy Corbyn,
Leader of the Labour Party said:

“I am incredibly proud of Labour’s manifesto to transform Britain
for the many not the few.

“On the last day before people go to the polls, we will be
campaigning in towns and cities across England, Scotland and Wales with our
message that change can come.

“Our campaign has been about the kind of country we want to live
in, one in which the wealth creators – that means all of us – share in that
wealth, and everyone has the opportunity to succeed.

“Tomorrow, the British people will be able to vote for a government
that will put an end to the rigged system that benefits the super-rich. Every
vote for Labour will be a vote to put power, wealth and opportunity back in the
hands of the many, not the few.”

Speaking at Glasgow Central, Jeremy Corbyn will say:

“Older people have given us so much but they are being held back
by a Conservative government that is refusing to protect their incomes through
the pensions triple lock, is taking away the winter fuel allowance from
millions of pensioners and demanding people pay for social care with their
homes.

“Labour will do things differently. We won’t take older people for
granted like the Tories, we will treat them with the respect they deserve and
have earned. We will guarantee the triple lock, keep the winter fuel allowance
and invest in social care to provide security and dignity for the many not the
few.”

Speaking at Weaver Vale, Jeremy Corbyn will say:

“Our NHS is the nation’s pride and joy, and our greatest
achievement but it is under threat from underfunding and privatisation after
seven years of the Conservatives. We can’t afford another five years of the
Tories.

“The election on Thursday is an opportunity to say enough is
enough. We have had enough of our NHS being undermined, we’ve had enough of NHS
services being sold off for profit, and we’ve had enough of our brilliant NHS
staff being treated with contempt.

“Labour will end the Conservatives’ plans for more privatisation,
give our NHS the funding it needs, and scrap the pay cap and give health workers
the pay rise they have needed for years.”

Speaking at Clywd West, Jeremy Corbyn will say:

“When police officers warned Theresa May as Home Secretary about
the damaging effect of cuts, she accused them of ‘scaremongering’ and ‘crying
wolf’. What a disgraceful way to treat those brave officers who keep us safe
every day.

“Labour will never take for granted those who keep us safe. We
will invest to reverse years of Tory cuts, and employ 10,000 more police
officers, 3,000 firefighters, 3,000 prison officers, 1,000 intelligence staff
and 500 border guards. We will do whatever it takes to keep our people safe.”

Speaking at Watford, Jeremy Corbyn will say:

“The Conservatives have held students back for too long, saddling
them with massive debts by trebling tuition fees. Labour will lift this cloud
of debt – now an average of £45,000 –  and scrap tuition fees as part of
our plan to transform Britain for the many not the few.

“We believe everyone should have the chance to study, not
just those that can afford it, and we will restore the principle that education
is free. No one should be put off from getting an education through a lack of
money or fear of debt.”

Speaking at Harrow East, Jeremy Corbyn will say:

“No child should go hungry at school. The Conservatives are ending
universal free school meals for five, six and seven-year-olds and giving them a
breakfast that costs 6.8 p – that’s barely a thimble of cornflakes.

“By charging VAT on private schools fees, Labour will make sure
all primary school children get a healthy meal at school. We will build a
society for the many not the few, starting with our children eating a healthy
free lunch together.”