Keir Starmer outlines vision for Labour government at party conference

The Labour leader is outlining his vision for government including plans to "reduce the tax burden on working people".

Keir Starmer outlines vision for Labour government to ‘deliver change’ at party conference Getty Images

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer is addressing his party’s annual conference in Liverpool, where he is outlining his plans for government.

The party leader has said his government would help Scotland to “shape its own future” and insisted there would be no deals with the SNP.

Addressing party members Starmer is telling conference that Scotland needs a Labour government that can “deliver change”, as well as the power and resources it needs.

Ahead of the speech he said: “I know we can meet the great challenges to come, build new beacons of fairness that light up the islands we share.”

He also outlined the pledges a Labour government would set out.

He said: “My Government will reduce the tax burden on working people. And taxpayers across the country will benefit from businesses built in Britain.

“Through Labour’s National Wealth Fund, we will give you a stake in homegrown projects from green steel to renewable ready ports.”

It comes after the leader of Scottish Labour, Anas Sarwar insisted his party would not enter any deal with the SNP during his speech to the conference on Monday.

Labour have also insisted they will deliver the seats needed to get the party “over the line” in Scotland.

Ian Murray is currently the only Labour MP representing a Scottish constituency – Edinburgh South.

Addressing the problems attracting voters in Scotland, Starmer’s speech says: “Scotland needs a Labour government that can deliver change, but it also needs the power and resources to shape its own future whoever’s in power in Westminster.

“And the SNP are not interested in this. For them, Scotland’s success in the UK is met with gritted teeth, seen as a roadblock to independence and so they stand in the way.

“We can’t work with them, we won’t work with them. No deal under any circumstances.

“A fairer, greener, more dynamic Scotland in a fairer, greener, more dynamic Labour Britain.”

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