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Kate Osamor Ready to Take the Fight to the Conservatives

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Prime Minister Theresa May has called a snap election, due to be held on June 8th. 

The decision comes as a shock to most in British politics, owing to the PM's previous statements outlining her intention not to call for an early election.

The PM is expected to put a motion before Parliament tomorrow, which will require the support of two-thirds of MPs. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has welcomed the PM's decision and Labour will not stand in the way of the election. 

Edmonton MP Kate Osamor said: "This election allows Labour to offer the people of the UK with a genuine alternative to the crippling austerity which the Conservatives have presided over for the past seven years.

 

"The NHS and our social care system are at breaking point; there is a chronic housing shortage and there is an ever-increasing number of people precariously employed in the 'gig economy' on zero-hours contracts. It is only a Labour Government that will stand up for people on these important issues. 

"I will stand on a platform that challenges the narrative that austerity is an economic necessity, rather than a political choice. I have seen first-hand how these choices have affected the people of Edmonton and a Labour Government, with Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister, will represent real change.

"The general election in two month’s time is a “Brexit election” aimed at distracting people from the ongoing negotiations. Despite this, the Labour Party are best placed to ensure Britain gets a Brexit deal that suits the majority, rather than the minority, and guarantees a fairer society that works for all.

"I will be knocking on doors in Edmonton in the coming weeks to get Labour's key policies across and convey Labour's message of hope".

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