Working people are finding it harder to make ends meet, jobs aren’t secure, and our schools and hospitals have been pushed to the brink. Britain simply cannot afford 5 more years of the Tories.


Labour will:

  1. Protect our NHS and improve patient care, with a £26bn rescue package, and increase GP training places so everyone can get an appointment when they need one.
  2. Introduce a real Living Wage of at least £10 an hour immediately, for all workers aged 16 and over, and ban zero hours contracts.
  3. Reverse school cuts, making sure every class has a qualified teacher, cap primary class sizes, give free school meals to all primary children and limit school uniform costs.
  4. Kick-start a green industrial revolution, creating a million good, skilled jobs in every region and nation of the UK.
  5. Win higher pay, more job security and a better deal at work by strengthening unions to give power back to working people.
  6. Build a million genuinely affordable homes over 10 years, including at least 100,000 council homes a year by 2024.
  7. Pay public service workers properly, with a 5% payrise in April, and above inflation pay rises every year.
  8. Support working families, giving all 2-4 year olds 30 hours free childcare a week, strengthening flexible working rights and opening 1,000 Sure Start Children’s Centres, so there’s one in every community.
  9. Make bus services work in the interests of passengers, re-opening 3000 bus routes that have closed under the Tories.
  10. Save people money on fares and bills by  bringing rail, mail, water and energy into public ownership and rolling out a publicly owned full fibre broadband network, free to every home.


Vote Labour on Thursday 12 December to rebuild Britain for the many not the few.

Labour’s plan for REAL change for working people

Decent work, secure jobs

Under the Tories, jobs are less secure, with almost a million people on zero hours contracts and many more on short hours. They have made it easier to put people out of work, and their Trade Union Act has made it harder for unions to stand up for their members.

Labour will invest to create decent, secure jobs, and will ban zero hours contracts. They will scrap the Trade Union Act and restore full trade union rights to help unions grow and win a better deal at work. They’ll kick-start a green industrial revolution, safeguarding our climate and creating a million high-wage, high-skill unionised jobs across the country.

Better pay

Under the Tories, too many people are struggling to get by – average wages are lower than before the financial crisis, and 8 million working people are in poverty. No one should have to worry about how to put food on the table.

Labour will put money in working people’s pockets – they’ll introduce a real living wage of at least £10 an hour as soon as they take office, and will strengthen trade unions to help them win better pay for millions more people. They will end in-work poverty and eliminate the need for food banks.

Better quality of life for all

Under the Tories, it’s harder to make ends meet. Most people’s incomes haven’t kept up with prices. Rents are rocketing, and home ownership has fallen over the last nine years. Families are struggling with steep childcare bills and rail fares have soared three times faster than wages.

Labour will give working people more of their time back, creating 4 new bank holidays, reducing the working week to 32 hours within a decade with no loss of pay, and working to increase minimum annual leave entitlements. They’ll build at least a million new genuinely affordable homes to buy and rent over ten years, and by the end of the Parliament they’ll be building 100,000 council homes a year. They’ll offer parents 30 free hours of childcare every week for all children, from ages 2 to 4. They’ll give everyone who uses public transport a better deal, by taking the railways back into public ownership, re-opening 3,000 bus routes and giving power to local authorities to plan and run bus services.

Fixing our public services

Under the Tories, our public services have been pushed to the brink. Hospital waiting lists are up, A&Es are struggling, social care is in crisis and it’s harder to see your GP. Class sizes are soaring, there are more unqualified teachers, and our schools face huge budget cuts.

Labour will properly fund our public services, with a £26bn rescue package for our NHS. They’ll set minimum safe staffing levels in law, and they’ll make more GP training places available, so everyone can get a GP appointment when they need one.

The next Labour Government will introduce free personal care free for older people, as part of a new National Care Service. Labour will make sure our public services are owned and run by the public for the public – with decisions based on public need not private greed.

Labour will restore pay levels for the nurses, teachers and other public service workers who’ve suffered 9 years of pay cuts – including a 5% payrise in April, and real payrises every year. They’ll boost school budgets, reduce class sizes and introduce free school meals for all primary school children and cap school uniform prices.

Safer communities

Under the Tories, violent crime has doubled. Since 2010, the Tories have slashed £3.6bn of Government funding from police budgets. Cuts to local communities have created the conditions for rising crime. The Tories have cut over 11,500 firefighter jobs and closed dozens of fire stations, putting people’s lives at risk.

Labour will rebuild the whole police workforce, recruiting more police officers, police community support officers and police staff. They’ll prioritise neighbourhood policing and bear down on crime and its causes. They’ll recruit 5,000 new firefighters and consult on national minimum standards for the fire service. They’ll invest an additional £1bn in youth services and put more resources into supporting young people to give them a better start in life.

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