Welsh Labour claim Tory party is ‘failing working people’ during election campaign launch

The First Minister has accused the Tory party of “failing working people”, as he launched his party’s general election campaign.

Mark Drakeford launched the Welsh Labour 2019 general election campaign, alongside Deputy Leader Carolyn Harris and Shadow Secretary of State Christina Rees in Cardiff.

The event took place at a training centre as the party said it committed to “skills and opportunities” for young people.

During the launch, they outlined that a UK Labour Government would create a £10 minimum wage for the lowest paid workers; put railways back into public ownership; create thousands of jobs and invest in the NHS, education and local government.

Mark Drakeford said the Conservative party has “starved public services and left working people worse off”.

“Wales is the only country in the UK with a Labour government and we have secured real change for people – for those who need it most. But we could do so much more with a UK Labour Government.”

– MARK DRAKEFORD,

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Carolyn Harris and Stephen Doughty joined the launch of the campaign

Deputy Leader Carolyn Harris said the country needs to “move on” from Brexit. She said she presumed Labour would re-negotiate a new deal, but her priorities are domestic issues.

This election has to be about protecting the future for these young people, not things that have happened in the past.

– CAROLYN HARRIS, DEPUTY LEADER

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