Labour’s Corbyn launches “For the many, not the few” manifesto

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 12:37 GMT, May 16, 2017 |

Britain’s opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn launched his party’s manifesto on Tuesday (May 16), signalling a shift to the left to try to capitalise on voters’ concerns over education and health before next month’s election on June 8.

Citing a recent rise in the polls for Labour support, although the party is still lagging far behind the ruling Conservatives, Corbyn told a cheering crowd: “People want a country run for the benefit of the many not the few.”

“That’s because for the last seven years our people have lived through the opposite; a Britain run for the rich and the elite and the vested interests,” he siad.

In the manifesto entitled “For The Many, Not The Few”, Labour promises to renationalise rail services, take some of the energy sector into public hands and pump money into the National Health Service.

Corbyn also pledged to make Brexit work for “ordinary people” and not just for the vested interests of the U.K’s financial sector.