Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn visited Inverclyde last week to promote Labour’s policies to create jobs and invest in our public services. Speaking to the Greenock Telegraph ahead of the visit, Jeremy said:
“At the next election, people in Inverclyde can make the difference between this country having a Labour or a Tory Government. This is a community with a proud history that was built on shipbuilding and powered by working men and women.
“For the last eight years, people in Inverclyde have suffered because of a cruel Tory Government who have cut off hope and opportunity for so many people. What we need now is a focus on lifting people out of poverty, protecting our public services and bringing jobs and opportunities for people who live here.
“Labour offers hope for the future. We will increase the minimum wage to £10 an hour, halt the rollout of universal credit and reverse the scandal of increasing foodbank use in all our communities. With Labour’s pledge to invest in our NHS, local services – like those at Inverclyde Royal Hospital – can be protected against SNP cuts.”
During his visit, Jeremy met with Port bosses at the Greenock Ocean Terminal before meeting Labour party members and supporters. Martin McCluskey, Labour’s candidate for Inverclyde, said:
“Last year, thousands of people across Scotland came back to Labour because of the hopeful and positive campaign we ran. Jeremy Corbyn’s plans to bring jobs to our communities, increase the minimum wage and invest in public services appealed to so many people who are tired of Tory austerity and of the SNP’s pursuit of independence at any cost.”