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Corbyn 'fighting to gain seats' in Yorkshire

The Labour battle bus outside the iTV Calendar studio Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Jeremy Corbyn has told ITV Calendar that his party is fighting to gain seats in Yorkshire - and across the country - amid fears his leadership could cost him votes across the region.

'We're fighting to defend the seats the we hold at the moment, we're also fighting to gain seats.'

– Jeremy Corbyn, Labour party leader

Asked why he was spending so much time campaigning in Labour-held areas, Mr Corbyn highlighted his visits to Hebden Bridge and Leeds North West - currently held by Conservative MP Craig Whittaker and Liberal Democrat Greg Mulholland respectively.

Mr Corbyn outlined a regionally-based National Investment Bank, A&E waiting times, and schools as his priorirties for the region.

The Labour leader said he would negotiate free trade access with the EU to protect jobs across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.