Starmer to accuse Tories of being ‘lost in the woods’ as he rejects Corbyn era

Leader’s conference speech will aim to present Labour as a party that is ‘back in business’ and ready for power

Keir Starmer will on Wednesday repudiate the legacy of Jeremy Corbyn and accuse the government of being “lost in the woods” in a keenly awaited conference speech that will put addressing Britain’s mental health crisis at the heart of his pitch to voters.

In a sign of the significance the Labour leader puts on the issue, Starmer will promise a Labour government will make mental health treatment available to everyone who needs it within a month, and create drop-in mental health hubs aimed at children and young people.

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