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Regional Manifesto

Yorkshire and the Humber

Labour will unlock the potential of Yorkshire and the Humber.

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 Yorkshire and the Humber stuck with underpaid jobs, low productivity and slow growth. Under the Tories, too many people in Yorkshire and the Humber 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%. Labour is committed to One Yorkshire. A decade of Tory cuts has pushed public services in Yorkshire and the Humber to breaking point. Labour has a plan to deliver real change for Yorkshire and the Humber. We will kick start a Green Industrial Revolution that will tackle the climate crisis while creating 100,000 good jobs in Yorkshire and the Humber and expanding offshore wind, carbon capture and storage and hydrogen 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 Yorkshire and the Humber’s side.

Top commitments for Yorkshire and the Humber

  • £16 billion new investment from Labour’s Green Transformation Fund including Carbon Capture and Storage, hydrogen production and transport, a new fabrication yard and quayside space at Killingholme in Cleethorpes, a metals reprocessing factory and Crossrail for the North
  • Connecting 2.2 million households and businesses to full-fibre Broadband
  • 10,000 new council and social rent homes a year by the end of the Parliament
  • 100,000 new well-paid green jobs
  • Give 697,000 workers aged 16 and over an immediate pay rise
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