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Jeremy Corbyn response to the Prime Minister's call for a General Election

Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party, said:

“I welcome the Prime Minister’s decision to give the British people the chance to vote for a government that will put the interests of the majority first."

“Labour will be offering the country an effective alternative to a government that has failed to rebuild the economy, delivered falling living standards and damaging cuts to our schools and NHS.

“In the last couple of weeks, Labour has set out policies that offer a clear and credible choice for the country.  We look forward to showing how Labour will stand up for the people of Britain.”

Let’s have the TV debates. It’s what democracy needs and what the British people deserve - Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn

responding to reports that the Prime Minister will reject any TV debates Jeremy said:

“Elections and democracy are about public debate. So it’s rather strange that only a couple of hours after calling for a General Election, the Prime Minister is saying she’s not going to take part in TV debates. 

“I say to Theresa May, who said this election was about leadership: come on and show some. Let’s have the debates. It’s what democracy needs and what the British people deserve.”