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Following the dreadful events in Manchester last night Jeremy Corbyn has spoken with the Prime Minister and has agreed that that all national campaigning in the General Election will be suspended until further notice.

In addition, for today, we are asking that all local Labour Party campaigning is suspended. This includes all leafleting, door-knocking, phone canvassing, visits etc. If you have any queries about this please contact the Regional Office on 01279 625860.

 

Our thoughts are with the victims of the attack and their families.

 

Below is the statement that was issued last night.

 

Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party, said:

 

“I am horrified by the horrendous events in Manchester last night. My thoughts are with families and friends of those who have died and  been injured.

 

“Today the whole country will grieve for the people who have lost their lives. 

 

“I have spoken with Andy Burnham, the mayor of Manchester, who has fully briefed me on the operational response in the city.

 

“I would like to pay tribute to the emergency services for their bravery and professionalism in dealing with last night’s appalling events.

 

“I have spoken with the Prime Minister and we have agreed that that all national campaigning in the general election will be suspended until further notice.”

 

Best wishes,

 

Cameron Scott

Regional Director

Labour East

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The Labour Party has today confirmed its candidates to stand in parliamentary constituencies across the East of England. Labour will stand candidates in each of the region's 58 constituencies at the General Election on 8 June.

Labour's team of candidates will, over the next 5 weeks, spell out the choice at the General Election on the 8 June- between a Labour government who will stand up for the many or another Tory government who only look after the privileged few.

A list of Labour's candidates in the East is below:

Basildon and Billericay Kayte Block
Bedford Mohammad Yasin
Braintree Malcolm Fincken
Brentwood and Ongar  Gareth Barrett
Broadland Iain Simpson
Broxbourne Selina Norgrove
Bury St Edmunds Bill Edwards
Cambridge Daniel Zeichner
Castle Point  Joe Cooke
Central Suffolk & North Ipswich Elizabeth Hughes 
Chelmsford Chris Vince
Clacton Natasha Osben
Colchester Tim Young
Epping Forest Liam Preston
Great Yarmouth Mike Smith-Clare
Harlow Phil Waite
Harwich & North Essex Rosalind Scott
Hemel Hempstead Amanda Tattershall
Hertford and Stortford Katherine Chibah
Hertsmere Fiona Smith
Hitchin and Harpenden John Hayes
Huntingdon Nik Johnson
Ipswich Sandy Martin
Luton North Kelvin Hopkins
Luton South Gavin Shuker
Maldon Peter Edwards
Mid Beds Rhiannon Meades
Mid Norfolk Sarah Simpson
North East Beds Julian Vaughan
North East Cambs Ken Rustidge
North East Herts Doug Swanney
North Norfolk Stephen Burke
North West Cambs Iain Ramsbottom
North West Norfolk Jo Rust
Norwich North Chris Jones
Norwich South Clive Lewis
Peterborough Fiona Onasanya
Rayleigh & Wickford Mark Daniels
Rochford & Southend East Ashley Dalton
Saffron Walden Jane Berney
South Basildon East Thurrock Byron Taylor
South Cambs Dan Greef
South East Cambs Huw Jones
South Norfolk Danielle Glavin
South Suffolk Emma Bishton 
South West Beds Daniel Scott
South West Hertfordshire Robert Wakely
South West Norfolk Peter Smith
Southend West Julian Ware-Lane
St Albans Kerry Pollard
Stevenage Sharon Taylor
Suffolk Coastal Cameron Matthews
Thurrock John Kent
Watford  Chris Ostrowski
Waveney Sonia Barker
Welwyn Hatfield Anawar Miah
West Suffolk Michael Jefferys
Witham Phil Barlow

If you'd like to get involved with campaigning across the region, please click here to find your local events.  

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Labour’s £10 Real Living Wage to give 5.6 million a pay rise

Speaking at Luton Town Football Club on Monday, Jeremy Corbyn will spell out Labour’s commitment to raising the legal minimum wage to at least £10 an hour by 2020.

Labour’s policy will mean:

  • 5.6 million workers will receive a pay rise
  • Full-time employees currently earning the Government’s National Living Wage will be better off by over £2,500 in 2020
  • 21-24 year olds currently earning the National Minimum Wage (NMW) will be better off by over £4,500 in 2020
  • Labour’s Real Living Wage (RLW) will most benefit people outside of London and the South-East, with Northern Ireland having the highest proportion of employees effected, followed by the East Midlands and Yorkshire and Humber
  • Labour’s RLW would be set by an independent Living Wage Review Body using the same methodology as the current voluntary living wage
  • The RLW would apply to all aged 18 and over

Speaking at a visit to Living Wage employer Luton Town FC on Monday, Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party, will say:

“Low pay blights the lives of huge and growing numbers in our country and fuels widening inequality. The government’s re-branding of the minimum wage to the national living wage hasn’t dealt with the real problems of low pay and rising cost of living.

“That’s why Labour will raise the legal minimum wage for all to at least £10 an hour by 2020, giving more than five and a half million people a pay rise in the process.

“Labour’s Real Living Wage will immediately boost the incomes and opportunities of more than 20% of the workforce, especially in sectors such as retail, care and hospitality.

“We know that where work pays, living standards rise and reliance on benefits falls. This is the right thing to do and a Labour government will be committed to rebalancing our economy so that no one and no community is left behind.”

John McDonnell MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, commenting, said:

“Theresa May promised to be a champion of working people; she has failed. The Tories are taking the country backwards; Labour will stand up for working families making them £2,500 a year better off in 2020.

“Only Labour will take the action needed to end the Tories' economic failure and introduce a Real Living Wage of £10 an hour by 2020."

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