Labour is so confident of an imminent election, it plans to spend the summer campaigning

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Labour appears to be so confident an election is around the corner, the party plans to spend the summer campaigning in 100 key marginal seats.

Shadow justice secretary and Leeds East MP Richard Burgon said "no one in the Tory party will be able to rest easy this summer" with Jeremy Corbyn and co planning to tour 75 seats in England, 20 in Scotland and five in Wales.

"Our summer will be spent not in an internal civil war but reaching out to hundreds of thousands of voters in 100 key marginals that we are focused on winning in order to get a Labour government at the next election, whenever it’s called," he said.

"The more people get to hear about our positive vision over the summer, the more they will be won over."

Marginal seats

June's election led to a huge number of marginal seats, leaving Prime Minister Theresa May in a weaker position, with speculation growing that she may be ousted this year.

The Electoral Commission has warned that there are "troubling" claims of voter fraud, particularly that students may have voted twice.

The former City minister shrugged off claims that Labour was u-turning on its student fees pledge, saying this was just the Tories "desperately seeking to blow us off course".

"The Tories have no plan for government of their own. So fearful are they of taking something to the floor of the House of Commons and losing a vote, they are instead focusing on opposition to Labour’s plans," he added.

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