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UK's Labour Party stung by early leak of election platform

UK's Labour Party stung by early leak of election platform

May's decision to call an early election for next month caught not only most of her own party by surprise, but has forced Labour and other parties to scramble to devise policies and campaigns nearly overnight.

The missing man: Jeremy Corbyn was not mentioned by Gordon Brown.

Mr Brown said: "Ask yourself, is the National Health Service safe with the Conservative candidates, or the Ukip candidates, or the Liberal candidates in Coventry?" It was yet to be signed off by most senior party figures, including the shadow cabinet and Labour's national executive committee.

Mr Brown repeatedly spoke of getting "advocates" and "champions" for the region in the Commons.

He added: "Mrs May says she wants this single issue election to strengthen her hand with Europe".

Jeremy Corbyn's day took another dramatic turn when the auto he was travelling in ran over a BBC cameraman's foot. Fair? The electorate will decide on June 8.

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He was injured as the Labour leader's convoy was mobbed by a crowd of journalists.

Giles Wooltorton was injured by the left wheel of the auto carrying Mr Corbyn to the meeting.

He was later taken to hospital where he is said to be in "good spirits".

The draft election manifesto says that if elected Labour will re-nationalize Britain's railways and post office, abolish university tuition fees, ban "zero hours" employment contracts, build more social housing and reverse cuts to welfare benefits.

Labour election coordinator Andrew Gwynne said the leaked document was not the final manifesto but "a draft of policy ideas".

Mr Corbyn was arriving for a meeting to agree the party's General Election manifesto after the entire draft document was leaked to the media.

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