From Joseph Archer, one of Wimbledon Labour’s conference delegates and our Campaigns Officer.
At this year’s conference in Liverpool, there was not only a bold and confident spirit amongst
party members, but also a bold and confident array of policies announced by the shadow
It comes as the Labour Party had its largest ever YouGov polling lead, as the Tories continue to
splits and turn to absolute disarray.
Here’s a summary of key pledges made during conference week:
● Plans to end the UK’s dependence on fossil fuels and achieve zero-carbon energy by
2030. This would include setting up a “Great British Energy” company to generate more
clean power for the nation within a year of a Labour Government taking power
The party claims the plans would save UK households a total of £93bn over the
rest of the decade – an average saving of £475 for each household every year.
● Under Labour, perpetrators of domestic violence would be made to sign a register to
monitor their behaviour in the same way as sex offenders
● Reintroduce the 45p additional rate of income tax for top earners
● A Fair Work Standard for the public sector, which will guarantee fair conditions, job
security, well-being, proper training, rights at work, and union access.
Under the policy, self-employed workers would also be given the legal right to a
written contract and timely payment.
● A target of 70 per-cent home ownership – Keir Starmer said there would be “no more buy-to-let landlords or second homeowners getting in first”. Meanwhile, while first-time buyers will be helped through a new mortgage guarantee scheme.
● 6,500 new teachers
● promise to extend statutory maternity leave
● A new NHS national target would guarantee mental health support within a month for
those who need it
● A Labour government would restore the UK’s 0.7 per cent international aid spending
target, David Lammy has said.
A plan for government
With the announcements, in his leader’s speech Sir Keir Starmer pledged to give the UK ‘its
He told delegates: “A fairer, greener, more dynamic nation. That’s my commitment to you. The
national mission of the next Labour government. And together with the British people – we will