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Jeremy Corbyn to attack 'zombie government' in Tory constituency visits

Jeremy Corbyn to attack 'zombie government' in Tory constituency visits
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Jeremy Corbyn will visit two Conservative-held constituencies today to tell supporters that Theresa May heads a “zombie government”, marking his most aggressive campaigning step since the general election.


The Labour leader will tell supporters in Southampton Itchen – where the Tory majority is just 31 votes – and Bournemouth West that Labour is a “government in waiting”, and that he hopes to take both seats in the next election “whenever it is called”.

He will say: “Theresa May's Government, propped up by the DUP, is nothing more than a zombie Government; with no ideas, no answers and no leadership. This is a Government in name only, having to ask other parties to 'clarify and improve' its policies and delaying most parliamentary business until the autumn.

"If the Conservatives are unable to govern, they should step aside. Labour is no longer just the official opposition, we are a government in waiting."

The Southampton seat is Labour’s top target seat. It held the constituency from 1992 to 2015 before narrowly losing it.

Bournemouth West is 117th on Labour’s target list, but the constituency saw a 6.6% swing to Labour in the general election. 

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