A Labour Government will deliver the radical change our country needs to tackle the crisis that Tory chaos has created. Labour has the policies to deliver the change that Britain needs. We will turbo-charge the economy by making corporations pay their fair share, transform support to you and your family and deliver the urgent, radical action needed to confront the climate crisis.
Here’s how we’ll Rebuild Britain for the many, not the few.
Increased funding for the NHS with more nurses and doctors to give patients the care they need.
The NHS is Labour’s greatest achievement, but under the Tories our NHS is in crisis. To guarantee the best possible services for patients, Labour will invest in our health and care workforce. NHS staff care for us in times of most desperate need. They are the backbone of the service, and do incredible work that all of us rely on. Labour will always give the NHS the money it needs and we will invest to tackle the crisis in social care. Only Labour will stand up for the NHS.
A real living wage of £10 an hour and no increase in Income Tax or National Insurance for 95% of people.
Labour’s economic strategy is about delivering a fairer, more prosperous society for the many, not just the few. A stronger and fairer economy means standing up for working people. Which is why Labour is committed to tackling low-paid, insecure work, and will put in-work poverty at the heart of government policy. Labour will reduce poverty and create a more equal society.
A Green Industrial Revolution creating 400,000 jobs.
There is no bigger threat facing humanity than climate change. Labour will kick-start a green jobs revolution. Urgent action is required if we are to transform our economy, and save our planet. We cannot leave it to future generations to clean up our mess. In order to achieve this, we need a Green Industrial Revolution. Our programme of investment and transformation will:
- Make Britain the only G20 country on track to fulfil our obligations under the Paris Climate Agreement.
- Transform our economy, creating more than 400,000 good, unionised jobs across the UK.
- Bring skills and security to communities held back for too long.
Free school meals for all primary school children and reduced class sizes for all 5, 6 and 7 year olds.
There are four million children living in poverty in this country. Labour will introduce free school meals for all primary school children. Ensuring that no child goes hungry, and can concentrate to the best of their abilities is fundamental to achieving our vision. Under the Tories, crippling underfunding is driving up class sizes and forcing schools to cut corners. To give all children the best start in life, we will also reduce class sizes to less than 30 for all five, six, and seven-year-olds, and seek to extend that as resources allow. Labour will end austerity in our schools.
Keep the Winter Fuel Allowance, free TV licences and bus passes for pensioners.
Labour believes all pensioners deserve security and dignity in retirement. We will develop a fairer system for older people, protecting the free TV license for over-75s and keeping universal Winter Fuel Payments and free bus passes for pensioners. Having worked hard and contributed to society, living in a heated home should be the minimum reward. Currently, cruel austerity policies are failing to protect pensioners and older people in this country. Labour will always be on the side of pensioners.
A public vote on any Brexit deal. Labour will campaign to Remain against No Deal or a bad Tory deal.
The Tories have utterly failed the country over Brexit. For over three years they bungled the Brexit negotiations, while Brexit uncertainty is dragging down the economy and putting jobs at risk. There is no mandate for a no deal Brexit, which would only prolong the pain and fuel further political and economic uncertainty. Labour respects the result of the referendum and put forward an alternative Brexit plan to protect jobs, but the Tories have refused to compromise. We believe that any deal must now go back to the people for a final say. Labour will continue to be a party that looks to unite the country – whether people voted Leave or Remain.