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Labour leadership challenger pledges care sector Wage Council

Labour MP Owen Smith Launches His Leadership Bid

Labour Party leadership challenger Owen Smith yesterday pledged to raise the minimum wage in the care sector through the reintroduction of a Wage Council.

The former works and pension spokesman made the announcement during a speech laden with 20 left leaning policy proposals.

Mr Smith also pledged to raise £3 billion each year through a wealth tax to fund the NHS and reduce inequality.

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Mr Smith, who lies 20 points behind in the two-horse leadership race, is positioning himself as a soft-left, unifying alternative to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

 

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