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GMB statement following General Election 2017

Following results from the General Election, held on Thursday 8th June 2017, Tim Roache, GMB General Secretary, said:

“I’m thrilled to see so many excellent Labour candidates elected to Parliament and for the activists who worked for hard to get them there – so many GMB members racked up miles on the doorstep and knocked on thousands of doors.

“Theresa May went to the electorate seeking to strengthen her hand on the back of a manifesto that bore no resemblance to the lives, challenges and realities of people across this country.

“Labour’s manifesto spoke to the real lives of so many, from early years to later life – free childcare, free education, workers’ rights based on what actually happens in the modern economy, properly funded public services and dignity for pensioners – the hope of a decent standard of life and opportunity for all……”

The full statement can be read on GMB national website

Posted: 14th June 2017

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