Corbyn 'fighting to gain seats' in Yorkshire

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

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.