11 Mar 2021

Labour expect ‘tough’ local elections as it launches campaign with focus on fair wages for nurses

Launching his party’s campaign for elections in May, the Labour Party leader said nurses should get a fair wage, and rejected the government’s plan to limit them to a one per cent increase.

Keir Starmer is facing what he admits are “tough elections” for district and county councils in England, city mayors, and the Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly. But with the government experiencing a vaccination bounce in the polls, can the Labour Party cut through to voters?