Posts Tagged ‘Labour manifesto’

Labour to stand on most transformative manifesto in living memory

by James Elliott.

Yesterday Jeremy Corbyn revealed Labour’s manifesto for the 2017 General Election. In an event at Bradford University, party activists and the media were treated to the unveiling of the manifesto and a Q&A session with Labour’s leader. The manifesto had been leaked ahead of last Friday’s Clause V meeting, which unanimously agreed the final draft, […]

Ann Black’s report from Labour’s March executive

by Ann Black.

National Executive Committee, 24 March 2015 The NEC congratulated Rachael Maskell, Conor McGinn and Kate Osamor on their selection as parliamentary candidates for York Central, St Helens North and Edmonton. If all goes well and they are elected as MPs on 7 May, this will have been their last NEC meeting. Lucy Powell, vice-chair of Labour’s […]

Ann Black’s report from Labour’s January executive

by Ann Black.

National Executive Committee, 27 January 2015 Ed Miliband was in Manchester launching Labour’s health pledge, so European leader Glenis Willmott MEP gave the opening report.  Labour MEPs opposed an increase in the budget because of continuing waste on the common agricultural policy, and were campaigning on violence against women, assistance for disabled people, allegations of corruption […]

In response to Michael Meacher: what Labour narrative?

by Mike Phipps.

There my be an element of wishful thinking in Michael Meacher’s recent post on Left Futures, A clear Labour narrative is emerging, but key gaps need filling.  A few good policies, such as the repeal of the bedroom tax or an energy price freeze does not constitute a narrative. In fact, without such an over-arching […]

A clear Labour narrative is emerging, but key gaps need filling

by Michael Meacher.

You could almost write the Labour manifesto now, except that there’s a great deal more to come later this month as well as in the run-up to the election. It can be grouped under certain headings: Protecting living standards A Living Wage (£8.80 in London, £7.65 elsewhere), encouraged by incentives to business and enforced if […]

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