John McDonnell seeks to banish Labour woes with speaking tour

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Shadow chancellor hopes to shift agenda to Tory cuts and away from antisemitism row

John McDonnell will this weekend seek to draw a line under the bitter infighting that has gripped his party over the summer by kicking off an anti-austerity speaking tour in Conservative MP Anna Soubry’s Nottinghamshire constituency of Broxtowe.

The shadow chancellor, whose profile has increased significantly in recent months, plans to visit a constituency every few weeks until the next general election on what he is calling the “road to rebuilding the economy tour”.

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