Friday 7 June 2019 / 1:20 AM Jeremy Corbyn

Labour’s win in the Peterborough by-election – Jeremy Corbyn responds

Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party, responding to Labour’s win in the Peterborough by-election, said:

“I am delighted to congratulate Lisa Forbes on a great win and a people powered campaign.

“Peterborough has shown clear support for Labour’s programme to end austerity and invest in services and communities, rejecting a decade of Tory cuts and their disastrous handling of Brexit. In this key seat, the Conservatives have been pushed to the margins.

“This result shows that in spite of the divisions and deadlock over Brexit, when it comes to a vote on the issues that directly affect people’s lives, Labour’s case for real change has strong support across the country. I look forward to welcoming Lisa to parliament next week.”