Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Corbyn: We Have Hit the Tories' Flagship

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Corbyn: We Have Hit the Tories' Flagship

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JEREMY Corbyn said the result in Trafford is an indicator Labour are 'well placed' to win the next General Election - despite a mixed set of results for the party nationwide.

He played down the significance of the failure to gain councils in London, claiming that Conservatives had deliberately talked up Labour's chances to 'unrealistic' levels.

Labour came 'within a whisker' of winning Tory flagship Wandsworth, he said.

The party gained seven seats in the south London borough and Labour sources said they were just 141 votes short of taking control.

But Mr Corbyn mentioned the Trafford result as a highlight of the elections.

"Labour achieved a solid set of results in the local elections," said Corbyn.

"We have consolidated and built on the advances we made at last year's General Election, when we won the largest increase in Labour's share of the vote since 1945. …

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