Labour must come together and convince voters it can govern, says UNISON

Commenting on Jeremy Corbyn’s re-election today (Saturday) as the leader of the Labour party, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Jeremy Corbyn has won because he’s captured the imagination of party members. I’m proud that our union nominated Jeremy for leader.

“People are inspired by his promises to end austerity, fix our broken public services and build a different kind of economy.

“But the scale of the political challenge facing Labour cannot be ignored. The party already faced an uphill battle to convince the British people before this unhelpful leadership contest.

“A way must be found so Labour can come together – using the talents of the best MPs from across the party in the shadow cabinet, taking the fight to the Tories, rather than fighting one another.

“Jeremy must show those sceptical about his leadership that he has the ability and the ideas to win an election, and enable Labour to regain the support of the British people.”

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