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Regional Manifesto

West Midlands

Labour will unlock the potential of the West Midlands.

Labour will unlock the potential of everyone by building a fairer Britain. A Britain in which we care for each other, in which wealth and power are shared, and in which every part of the country gets its fair share of investment and its say in shaping our future. Years of under-investment and neglect by Westminster have left too many parts of the West Midlands stuck with underpaid jobs, low productivity and slow growth. Under the Tories, too many people in the West Midlands are struggling to make ends meet or finding that work is no longer a way out of poverty. Across the UK pay has stagnated while insecurity and inequality have risen. Wages are still lower than before the financial crisis, while across the country dividends paid to shareholders are up 85%. A decade of Tory cuts has pushed public services in the West Midlands to breaking point. Labour has a plan to deliver real change for the West Midlands. We will kick start a Green Industrial Revolution that will tackle the climate crisis while creating over 120,000 good jobs in the West Midlands and expanding the automotive and renewable energy industries. We will make sure everyone has enough to live on and eradicate in-work poverty in our first term by tackling the causes of poverty and inequality, such as low pay and high living costs, while raising the floor provided by our social safety net. We will rebuild our public services and make them the best and most extensive in the world, paid for by creating a fairer taxation system in which those with the broadest shoulders pay a little more and everyone pays what they owe.

Labour is on the West Midlands’ side.

Top commitments for the West Midlands

  • £11 billion new investment from Labour’s Green Transformation Fund including a gigafactory in Stoke, a metals reprocessing plant and electric vehicles manufacturing
  • Connect 2.7 million households and businesses to full-fibre Broadband
  • 11,000 new council and social homes a year by the end of the Parliament
  • Over 120,000 new well-paid green jobs
  • An immediate pay rise for 685,000 workers aged 16 and over
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