April 4, 2020
Keir Starmer has been elected leader of the Labour Party. Responding, The Rt Hon Amanda Milling MP , Co-Chairman of the Conservative Party, said:
“I congratulate Keir Starmer on becoming the new leader of the Labour Party.
"The coronavirus is the biggest threat this country has faced in decades, so I call on Keir Starmer to put aside the divisiveness and infighting that has plagued the top of the Labour Party for the last five years, and work with the Government to support the national effort.
"At this moment of national emergency, it is important that we all work together to fight this virus by staying at home, to protect our NHS and save lives.”
Commenting, Therese Coffey, Secretary of State for the Department of Work and Pensions, said:
“Corbyn’s Pension Tax will see ten million savers facing a huge bill forcing them to delay their retirement for almost three and a half years.
“This is just one of the ways a Corbyn government would hammer hardworking people on top of his plans to hike up taxes by £2,400 a year, as well as the cost of his plan for unlimited immigration and the chaos of 2020 being dominated by two more referendums – one on Brexit and another on Scottish independence.
“Only Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party can get Brexit done with a deal, get parliament working again and turbocharge our economy to unleash Britain’s potential.”