Shadow chancellor says in Labour conference speech that next election will be fought on economic issues

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Labour will fight the next election on the economy, Rachel Reeves has told the party’s conference, claiming she would be the “iron” chancellor who would help rebuild Britain after 13 years of Conservative rule.

In a conference speech with few new policy announcements, the shadow chancellor set out her version of Bidenesque economic nationalism that would grow the economy “from the bottom up and the middle out” in the interests of working people.

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