Labour ‘confident but not complacent’ about a general election win as Brexit backers return to the party

Shadow health secretary Wes Streeting says Labour is ‘not even entertaining’ the prospect of a coalition with the Liberal Democrats

Archie Mitchell
Sunday 07 May 2023 12:58 BST
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<p>Keir Starmer joins party members in Chatham, Kent, where Labour has taken overall control of Medway Council for the first time since 1998</p>

Keir Starmer joins party members in Chatham, Kent, where Labour has taken overall control of Medway Council for the first time since 1998

Labour is “confident but not complacent” that it will win a majority at the next general election, the shadow health secretary has said.

Wes Streeting said the party has made “enormous progress” since Sir Keir Starmer became its leader in 2020. The Ilford North MP said that voters who had previously “turned their backs on Labour” were “turning to Labour again”.

He also avoided discussing whether the party would go into coalition with the Liberal Democrats if it falls short of a majority at the next general election, saying confidently: “We’re not even entertaining that prospect.”

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