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Corbyn in Shipley today to discuss plans for National Care Service

LABOUR leader Jeremy Corbyn will use a visit to Shipley today to highlight his party’s plans to pump billions into care for the elderly.

Mr Corbyn will use a visit to the town’s Kirkgate Centre to highlight Labour’s pledge to invest £1 billion in social care, increase funding by £8 billion over the parliament and establish a National Care Service if it comes to power.

The party is in permanent campaign mode in readiness for any General Election, and Mr Corbyn has been touring target seats.

Conservative-held Shipley has already been identified as a key target for the party, with Guardian columnist Owen Jones and Corbyn-supporting campaign group Momentum staging a rally there last month.

But its long-standing Tory MP Philip Davies had responded in bullish style, challenging Mr Jones to a battle at the ballot box.

Labour also chose Bradford to stage the unveiling of its snap election manifesto earlier this year, with the Conservatives revealing theirs in nearby Halifax.

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