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Sarkar says sun still shining on Labour

naz-sarkarThe Sun may be trying to grab headlines by backing the Conservatives, but one Labour candidate is convinced that Rupert Murdock’s paper has made the wrong call

Naz Sarkar, candidate for the Labour-held seat of Reading West, told OBV Blog that The Sun had misjudged the mood of the electorate, and that Gordon Brown’s speech this week had helped turn the tide back in the government’s favour.

He said: ‘The Sun will go which way they think the wind is blowing; well I think they’ve called this one wrong. The election shouldn’t be determined by two or three people in a newsroom, it should be determined by the electorate.’

Sarkar said that Brown had delivered “an absolutely amazing” speech at Labour’s annual conference in Brighton. ‘It gave everybody in the hall fight. We know what we’re about, now let’s take that to the electorate’, he added.

He revealed that the policy announcement that Labour plan to invest in cancer care so that no-one has to wait more than a week for results had a “personal resonance”, having himself had a “nerve-wracking” wait before a suspected melanoma turned out not to be cancerous.

Echoing the mood of defiance and optimism in Labour, despite The Sun’s defection, Sarkar added: ‘If we can get the message out we will form the next government, or be part of a coalition government.

‘Things are going well, we just need to make the arguments on the doorstep, and that’s what we’re doing. Gordon Brown’s speech would have made that a whole lot easier. He made it clearer for us, and clearer for the electorate.’

Lester Holloway

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