Yet again another Tory Prime Minister has put the interests of their party before those of the country.
An empowered Conservative Government would be nothing short of a catastrophe for the nation and would pose an existential threat to the NHS and our public services; as they crash head-on into an ideologically driven hard Brexit and austerity frenzy. I will be fighting them toe-to-toe on this. Labour always has been and still remains the best hope for defeating the Tories.
It has been the greatest honour of my life to serve my home community and represent the streets I grew up in as MP and I look forward to continue doing so.
I hope to meet you on the campaign trail and ultimately win your trust again in June.