Speaking on Sky News, the MP for Birmingham Erdington said Labour would “fight hard” to win the election.
Jack Dromey said voters felt they would "pay the price" if the Tories had a strong mandate
If the Tories have it all their own way, Britain will pay the price
Ignoring interjections from Tory MP Tom Tugendhat beside him, Mr Dromey insisted the Tories could not have it their own way.
“At national level and at local level not least because of what people to say to me in Erdington is that they believe that if the Tories have it all on their own way, they will pay the price,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Tories have stepped plans to crush Labour in its heartlands by fast tracking candidates for target seats held by Remoaner MPs.
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UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced her intention to hold an early general election on June 8
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The Daily Express learnt that Tory candidates for Labour seats, which are seen as “highly winnable”, were told by party bosses that they would be reselected and to start their campaigns to unseat Labour MPs.
With Jeremy Corbyn’s party in disarray under his leadership and polls suggesting they could be reduced to 150 or fewer seats, Tory central office has decided to go on the offensive.
Party bosses have told candidates that “fast tracking” means the constituencies are likely to have major campaigning resources focussed on them.