Monday 20 March 2017 / 3:24 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Joint statement from Jeremy Corbyn and Tom Watson following today’s Shadow Cabinet meeting

Joint
statement from Jeremy Corbyn and Tom Watson

The
shadow cabinet met today to discuss Labour’s policy and election plans and had
a robust and constructive discussion about the challenges and opportunities
ahead.

The
shadow cabinet agreed on the need to strengthen party unity. It recognised the
right of groups across the spectrum of Labour’s broad church to discuss their
views and try to influence the party so long as they operate within the rules.

The
leadership represents the whole party and not any one strand within it. No one
speaks for the leadership except the leadership themselves and their
spokespeople.

The
shadow cabinet agreed our local and Mayoral election strategy and what a united
Labour Party can and must offer the whole country after seven years of Tory
austerity in terms of jobs, housing, education and health and social care.

We
will fight for a Britain where people aren’t held back and where everyone in
every community can lead a richer life.

Jeremy
Corbyn
,
Leader of the Labour Party

Tom
Watson
,
Deputy Leader of the Labour Party