Today at Conference Labour continued so set out how we will build a better fairer society, that works for the many not the few.
The largest conference yet, from the largest political party in Western Europe. We are a government in waiting, and as we showed in Colne Valley people want positive change in Britain.
- Improve living standards and build a high-wage economy with investment in British industries.
- Negotiate a Brexit deal that puts jobs and living standards first
- Invest over £30 billion extra into the NHS along with an extra £8 billion in social care.
- Stop the cuts to schools budgets, reduce class sizes and provide universal free school meals.
- Build over 1 million new homes in 5 years, half of which will be genuinely affordable.
- Hire an extra 10,000 police officers, prioritising neighbourhood policing.
It’s Labour Party Conference this week, the annual meeting of Labour members from around the country.
Labour is a democratic party, with all members having a say, and Conference is where representatives from local CLPs (Constituency Labour Parties – ours is ‘Colne Valley Labour Party’), trade unions, and MP’s all come together to vote on framework, policy and rule-changes.
Held in Brighton, it’s a vibrant and busy event, and yesterday was Women’s Conference which is always held on Saturday prior to the full conference opening on Sunday.
Don’t forget – if you want to have your say, please join the Labour Party and come along to meet other people in Colne Valley who are working towards the next Labour government – for the many, not the few https://join.labour.org.uk
I shared with you my discussions with the hard-working, but understandably frustrated, nurses from the Royal College of Nursing who were protesting outside Parliament last week.
I have since met with the RCN who represent more than 435,000 nurses, student nurses, midwives and health care assistants to offer my support.
I’m proud to say I have become a ‘Nursing Champion’; pledging to help nurses in the Colne Valley and around the UK achieve their aims of investment, fair-pay, and improvements to patient care.
You can find out more details about the RCN here www.rcn.org.uk
I attended the launch of The Buzz Project, which is an amazing initiative set up by a Syrian bee specialist in Marsden.
Dr Ryad Alsous wants to help local refugees and job-seekers to find a place and purpose in the community, while sharing his knowledge about bees. A great idea, which also benefits our environment.