Election 2017: 'We are ready to serve the country', says Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

Election 2017: 'We are ready to serve the country', says Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn

Friday, June 9, 2017

Jeremy Corbyn has called for the Conservatives to stand aside and make way for a Labour minority government.

The Labour leader reiterated his call for Theresa May to resign as Prime Minister and said his party had achieved an "incredible result", putting on more than three million votes and gaining seats all over the UK.

"I think it's pretty clear who won this election," he said on Friday morning at Labour's headquarters in central London.

"We are ready to do everything we can to put our programme into operation. There isn't a parliamentary majority for anybody at the present time, the party that has lost in this election is the Conservative Party, the arguments the Conservative Party put forward in this election have lost.

"I think we need a change and we are ready to serve this country."

Mr Corbyn, however, insisted his party would not be making any coalition deals or pacts.

He added: "We have done no deals and no pacts with anybody, we're there as the Labour Party with our points of view, everybody knows what they are and everyone can see the huge increase in our support because of the way we conducted the election and the comprehensive nature of the programme we put forward."