The Labour Party has published its final set of policy documents for consultation and amendment by CLPs before they are adopted for its ‘One Nation manifesto’ next year.
Produced by its National Policy Forum (NPF) following Labour’s policy review process, the eight papers are available on the party’s Your Britain website, and represent its current thinking on the economy; work and business; living standards and quality of life; community, housing and local government; education; health; politics; and foreign policy.
“A One Nation manifesto will be written from the grassroots up, not the top down — so your input is vital,” claims NPF chair Angela Eagle on the Your Britain website. “These papers represent what we’ve learned from talking to members, supporters, affiliates, businesses and charities over the last three years, as well as the input of the Shadow Cabinet Policy Review.
“Now we want you and your CLP to debate the priorities, ideas and policies set out in these papers, and put forward your own ideas.”
Every CLP is entitled to propose up to 10 amendments before the deadline on 13 June, from which NPF members will then choose ideas for consideration at a meeting in July. The final papers will then be debated and adopted by Labour’s annual conference in September as official party policy for the 2015 general election.
The policy documents can be read online here, or downloaded in pdf format.
The individual documents can be accessed directly from these links:
- Stability and Prosperity Our policy on the economy — from growth and the economic recovery, to public spending, taxation and how we can reduce the deficit in a fair way.
- Work and Business Our thinking on how the UK can compete in a global economy, including how we can support business, rights at work, fair pay and the future of pensions.
- Living Standards and Sustainability Issues affecting quality of life in Britain, the cost of living, and our environment. Key topics include energy, climate change, food, rural affairs and transport.
- Stronger, Safer Communities How we rebuild our communities and create a society in which everyone plays their part — including community safety, housing, local government and immigration.
- Education and Children Our childcare plans, and thinking on young people’s wellbeing and learning — from early years through to further and higher education and apprenticeships.
- Health and Care Our plans for the NHS, health and social care — and how we’ll bring about a new focus on whole person care.
- Better Politics How we can build a One Nation politics — looking at engagement, equality, civil society and the change our political system needs.
- Britain’s Global Role Britain’s role within the global community — including foreign policy, international development and defence.
Have your say here: http://action.labour.org.uk/your-manifesto-input