Jeremy Corbyn launched Labour’s general election campaign today, saying the 12 December election is a “once-in-a-generation chance to transform our country”.
Speaking in Battersea, the Labour leader said a government led by him would offer “real change”. Corbyn promised to “take on the vested interests holding people back and ensure that no community is left behind.” He said: “When Labour wins, the nurse wins, the pensioner wins, the student wins, the office worker wins, the engineer wins. We all win.”
Labour hopes to replicate its success in the 2017 general election campaign by focusing on domestic policy issues other than Brexit. Boris Johnson fast-tracked a raft of domestic policy announcements as soon as he entered Downing Street in the summer.
Shrugging off concerns about a winter election, Corbyn declared: “Labour will be out there in every city, town and village with the biggest and most confident campaign that our country has ever seen bringing a message of hope and change to every community. Even if the rivers freeze over, we’re going out to offer real change for the many not the few.”
Labour’s campaign theme of offering “real change” was the focus of the party’s first campaign video. It’s been viewed over two and a half million times.
The General Election has just been called.
It’s time for real change. pic.twitter.com/aiUwhxm5K6
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) October 29, 2019