Labour Launch Manifesto ahead of 2019 Election

The Labour Party have launched their manifesto ahead of the 2019 General Election, with a focus on ‘real change’ and detailing plans to negotiate a ‘sensible deal’ with the EU before putting this to the country in another referendum.

Launched today (21st November), It’s time for real change, sets out the party’s pledges including plans for a real living wage of £10 an hour and reviewing the option of a land value tax on commercial landlords as an alternative to business rates.

Key pledges include:

  • Ensuring that public-facing workers are protected by toughening the law against abuse and violence
  • Extending the sugar tax to milk drinks
  • Banning zero-hour contracts
  • Recruiting more frontline police officers
  • Introducing minimum legal standards of service for all victims of crime
  • Back deposit return schemes

In the manifesto, the party also outlines a number of high street specific pledges which aim to revive high streets, these include: stopping bank branch closures, banning ATM charges and giving local government new powers to put empty shops to good use.

The full manifesto is available here.

This entry was posted by Chloe on Thu, 21/11/2019 - 13:05