The Labour Party has launched our manifesto for this vital election and I am proud of our policies, that will improve the lives of everyone across the UK. If you believe that it is time for real change then make sure to register to vote before Tuesday 26th November (https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote) and vote Labour on December 12th.
We have announced bold and transformative environmental policies today. Labour will kickstart a Green Industrial Revolution, by massively reducing our carbon emissions whilst simultaneously investing in towns across the UK and creating thousands of new jobs. A Labour government will also upgrade all 27 million of the UK’s homes to the highest of energy-efficiency standards, which will cut down on emissions and massively reduce household energy bills.
I was very pleased to see that the Labour Party will put Brexit back to the people for the final say in a legally binding referendum. This will be between a credible leave option, which protects jobs and environmental standards, and the option of remaining in the EU. In this referendum I can confirm I will be proudly campaigning for the UK to remain in the EU.
The National Health Service is one of our most important institutions and in this manifesto the Labour Party has pledged to undo the damage done by conservative governments through fully funding it. We will improve service by putting patients before profit whilst making sure it is safely back in public hands by reversing all privatisation. The Labour Party will end prescription charges in England through investment and the establishment of drug company. When vital patented drugs aren’t available for a fair price, we will use a variety of measures to secure access to generic versions. A Labour Government will also make dentistry free at the point of use.
A Labour government will create an education system that works for you by establishing a National Education Service. We will make sure schools are properly funded and give them back the power to manage budget and day-to-day decisions, whilst being accountable to an elected governing body. The Labour Party has pledged to scrap tuition fees and bring back maintenance grants. The NES will also allow for lifelong access to further education and introduce entitlements for workers whose industries have been affected by transition.
We will tackle the crisis in social care by establishing a National Care Service. This will allow us to establish community-based support and will be partnered with the NHS. Our investments in social care services will allow us to more than double the number of people who will receive publicly funded care packages. This will genuinely improve the lives of the 1.5 million older people who are without the care that they need.
You can read the manifesto, and a separate detailed breakdown of how it will be funded, here: https://labour.org.uk/manifesto/