JEREMY Corbyn set out his Brexit position to ‘unify’ the nation when he hit the campaign trail in Dudley to promote Labour's newly unveiled manifesto.

The Labour leader spoke to a packed-out audience at Upper Gornal Pensioner’s Club, only hours after launching his party’s manifesto for December’s election in Birmingham.

Promises to increase spending on schools, social care and the NHS, along with abolishing Universal Credit, implementing a green new deal and building 100,000 council houses were some of the policies Corbyn touched on as he outlined his manifesto to supporters.

Speaking in an area which voted by over 70% to leave the EU in 2016, Corbyn set out to clarify Labour’s Brexit position if he becomes Prime Minister on December 13.

He said Labour would renegotiate a ‘sensible’ deal with the EU that protected workers’ rights, environmental protections and the Good Friday Agreement within three months of taking office.

A Labour government would then hold a public vote within six months, asking voters to choose between the deal or remaining in EU, he added.

Corbyn told supporters: “My job as prime minister will be to implement the result of that referendum. Leave or remain, we will carry it out, but we will not destroy our industries, destroy our public services or destroy our relationship with all our neighbours.

“I realise no one thing will please everybody but if you voted leave and are living in a poor place in a difficult situation, or you voted remain and you’re living in a poor place in a difficult situation, we’ve got to come together and not put one against the other.”

He said people who voted both leave and remain are ‘up against it’ in the face of ‘cruel austerity’, which his manifesto, which he says is fully costed, plans to end.

Corbyn was joined on the campaign trail by Melanie Dudley, the Labour candidate for Dudley North, who is hoping to increase the slim 22 vote majority Labour won in 2017.

Speaking to the News after the rally, Ms Dudley said Labour's promise to scrap hospital car parking charges would be popular with voters on the doorstep.

She said: “There’s one that really will make a difference and that’s the fact that we’re not going to be charging for parking at hospitals. When people are ill, when they are visiting people who are sick, it’s a horrendous thing to then have to worry about the cost of that. That will be one very, very important change.”

Melanie Dudley will be contesting the seat against Marco Longhi for the Conservatives, Liberal Democrat Ian Flynn and Mike Harrison for the Green Party.