Thursday 11 May 2017 / 8:01 AM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Labour says the Tories have held back Britain long enough

Campaign Coordinators Andrew Gwynne and Ian Lavery will today unveil a
campaign poster highlighting how Britain has been held back by the

Ian Lavery will say:

“Millions of people feel they are living in a country where they
are held back from fulfilling their potential.

“They don’t feel secure in their jobs and they can’t remember the
last time they had a pay rise. Their children are struggling to learn in
crowded classrooms, and their hearts sink when they see what it
costs to rent or buy a home.

“Many who have saved and planned for their retirement find they
have to work longer because the state pension age is running away from them.

“The Tories have given tax breaks to the richest and big business,
while failing to invest in services, skills, infrastructure and the new industries
of the future.

“If the Tories are re-elected, things will only get worse. You
can’t trust the Tories with your future or with the NHS, your child’s future or
your pension.

“The Conservatives have held back Britain for too
long. Labour will build a fairer Britain for the many not the few. We can
do it together. Don’t let them hold you back.”