‘Back in business’: Labour’s Starmer sets out vision for UK

  • Opposition Labour Party holds annual conference
  • Starmer keen to win back voters who switched to Conservatives
  • His speech will focus on future – Labour source
  • Critics question if he can unite deeply divided party

BRIGHTON, England, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Labour leader Keir Starmer will set out his vision for Britain on Wednesday, promising to show the party is “back in business” by reversing a lurch to the left to try to win back voters lost to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives.

Britain’s main opposition party has not won an election in more than 15 years, but Starmer hopes a series of crises and missteps by the governing Conservatives offers him the chance to show Labour as a viable and attractive alternative.

Against the backdrop of COVID-19, Labour hopes to replicate some of the centre-left’s successes elsewhere in Europe by focusing on the importance – and often, also, the poor pay – of key workers in health, social care and other essential…

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