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BCC Congratulates New Labour Party Leader

Congratulating Jeremy Corbyn MP on winning the leadership of the Labour Party, John Longworth, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, said:

“Businesses across the UK want a strong, effective opposition, no matter the political colour of the government of the day.

“We will be looking for the opposition to take a pragmatic and practical approach to business, recognising that wealth creation is the necessary prerequisite for the delivery of any political objectives. The role of business and economic growth in British society must be front and centre as the new Labour leadership develops its policy priorities.

“Britain’s businesses are the engines of job creation and economic growth. It is important that all governments and opposition parties recognise this fact if they want to achieve lasting results and change.

"We look forward to beginning a dialogue with the new Leader of the Opposition and his team in the weeks ahead. Firms will be encouraged by recent statements favouring much-needed investment in the UK’s inadequate infrastructure and skills."

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