Commenting on the results of the Copeland and Stoke by-elections, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “No-one objective could argue last night’s by-election results were good for Labour.
“While it was pleasing to see UKIP put in its place, Stoke should never have been in doubt and the result in Copeland was disastrous.
“The blame for these results does not lie solely with Jeremy Corbyn, but he must take responsibility for what happens next. Nurses, teaching assistants, care workers and ordinary people everywhere need a Labour government. Jeremy has to show he understands how to turn things around and deliver just that.”
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