There was good news at the weekend for local Labour candidates when Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Tom Watson, – in Cardiff – announced that the Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn WILL be campaigning in Wales.
Mr Watson said he didn’t yet have the dates of Mr Corbyn’s forthcoming visit and that he was currently on a “very long” tour of the UK but promised supporters that Jeremy Corbyn WILL be coming to Wales in the course of the General Election campaign,
Mr Watson – who is reported to have “distanced himself ” from Mr Corbyn – has also made it clear he considers that the Labour Election Manifesto is what he calls “Corbyn’s Manifesto”, – and says that “every leader is entitled to stamp their own political personality” on such a publication.
The (already leaked) Labour Manifesto – and the separate Welsh Labour Manifesto – are due to be published this week. It’s not yet clear on which document local Labour candidates will be basing their campaigns.