Manifesto 2018

The Ealing Labour Party has launched preparations for pulling together its manifesto ahead of the 2018 local elections.

Creative ideas to solve problems old and new are the hallmark of a healthy political agenda. Labour has been in power at Ealing Town Hall for two successive administrations. Our energy and commitment to continue to meet the challenges we face today are as strong now as they were in 2010.

Since we launched the process to bring together our manifesto ahead of the 2018 local elections, Labour Party members have demonstrated the breadth of their experiences and insight into the challenges we face as a Borough, as well as the ideas and solutions to solve them.

Today, we launch the next stage of the process that will draw up our manifesto.

These Policy Commission discussion papers are the culmination of your contributions, and have shaped the next stage of the ongoing process that will determine the manifesto.

You can read the Policy Commission discussion papers by clicking here.

From our successful Borough Conference, through submissions by individuals, branches and affiliates, we have distilled what we believe are the key priorities that we face heading into the next election.

Over the coming months we will now focus our efforts on finding the ideas and solutions to the challenges we have identified, and you have a key role to play in making this happen.

This discussion paper will also mark the launch of three Policy Commissions, which will spend the remainder of 2017 working up new proposals to be included in our manifesto.

Led by two backbench Councillors and a frontbench Cabinet member, the Policy Commissions have been asked to work with members, affiliates, other Labour administrations, voluntary organisations and the public to generate ideas for the future.

The next six months will feature events, discussions and fact-finding missions that we hope you will engage with, culminating in our next Borough Conference at the start of 2018, where each of the Commissions will make their final report.

Our manifesto commitments will be fully costed. We will ensure that everything we pledge to do can be achieved. In doing so, we will still push ourselves, the Council and the full public sector in Ealing to deliver the vision we have set out to deliver. 

Then, in the spring of 2018 we will launch our manifesto at the start of our campaign. Along with our team of candidates, we will be taking our vision and agenda to the residents of Ealing, and once again ask them to endorse our plan.

We'll be in touch again soon with information on events and opportunities to engage. 

Best wishes,

Cllr Peter Mason

Cabinet Member for Prosperity & Transformation & Manifesto Coordinator


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Previous Consultation:

In the run up to Ealing Labour’s 2016 Manifesto Conference, we published a series of initial discussion papers and invited feedback throughout the winter. To read the discussion papers for each manifesto theme, please click:

Delivering homes we can afford - click here

Securing a living household income - click here

Supporting healthy, happy and sustainable communities - click here

How can we provide a range of housing that is affordable for all Londoners? (Question 1/10)

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answered 2016-12-09 12:27:35 +0000
Q: What else should we be prioritising? (Question 10/10)
A: Create jobs in collecting unwanted items – since not everyone can/will take the time to get things to a charity shop – some items that would end up in landfill could instead be offered to those in the greatest poverty, helping those impoverished people, and the environment. Run workshops where unemployed people and or young people feeling bored/uninspired could work to upcycle items; unwanted furniture, clothes etc. This would reduce the amount going to landfill, and provide income and a creative outlet, helping those involved to feel a sense of accomplishment and greater positivity (in addition to social contact and community cohesion).
answered 2016-12-09 12:25:38 +0000
Q: How can we build homes and communities that are socially, economically and environmentally sustainable? (Question 2/10)
A: There should be encouragement and help for home owners to take in lodgers – such as subsidies for building outdoor rooms (so that lodgers may have a room of heir own) and CCTV (so that homeowners and lodgers would be aware that any misconduct would be captured, deterring either from abusing or stealing); and assistance in pairing up home owners and lodgers, or individuals looking to share accommodation. We must also make empty/abandoned properties usable and offer them to the homeless.
answered 2016-12-05 12:29:04 +0000
Q: How can we build homes and communities that are socially, economically and environmentally sustainable? (Question 2/10)
A: Restore the planning department. Phase out faith schools ( controversial I know). Protect public spaces and community facilities.
answered 2016-11-28 12:58:05 +0000
Q: How could we improve support for older people? (Question 8/10)
A: We need much more suitable housing and care centres for older people – a mix of good quality residential housing for those who can still live independently but wish to move out of their present homes, as well as much better quality care and nursing homes, to provide a safe, dignified and caring environment.
answered 2016-11-28 12:55:56 +0000
Q: What could we do to improve our collective physical and mental health well into the future? (Question 7/10)
A: With the present Tory government’s run down of our health service, this is a difficult one. Without proper funding and central government support, locally our hands are tied. However, mental and ;physical health for our young people is essential if we want happy, fit and capable future generations.
answered 2016-11-28 12:53:49 +0000
Q: What more can we do to help people into employment and support those who are not in work? (Question 6/10)
A: We need to ensure that education in our borough is excellent and, importantly, that the borough offers enough good and affordable vocational training, as well as sixth form courses for everyone who needs them. There should be facilities offering continuous education and training for everyone who needs it to obtain employment.
answered 2016-11-28 12:50:37 +0000
Q: How could we influence pay, conditions and training locally? (Question 5/10)
A: Work closely with trade unions to ensure unionisation of local businesses and pressure businesses to pay the London living wage.
answered 2016-11-28 12:49:41 +0000
Q: What more could we do to support small and large businesses in Ealing? (Question 4/10)
A: Ensure exorbitant rents don’t drive small businesses off the high streets. They have to be able to make a living, but can’t do so if rents are usurious. Large businesses should be concentrated in specific shopping malls to prevent them competing on an unfair basis with small, local businesses, and forcing them out of business.
answered 2016-11-28 12:48:54 +0000
Q: How can we provide a range of housing that is affordable for all Londoners? (Question 1/10)
A: There should be a spare room tax – on the wealthy home owners with far bigger houses than they need.
Young adults – DBS checked/monitored by social services – should be paired with elderly people who aren’t coping on their own (have some of the various difficulties due to aging + need company/help). The younger person could help with household tasks and cooking; make sure that the elderly person takes their medication/gets to doctor’s appointments; order groceries; help with administration (bills, cold calls etc – helping avoid the stress that elderly people feel if they are confused/forgetful/unfamiliar with the internet); act in an emergency (such as the elderly person having a fall/stroke/heart attack); keep the elderly person company; and more. They would benefit from avoiding rent costs. Cameras could be installed in some situations to prevent any of those involved being tempted to take abuse or steal from their housemate, and social services could aid in the system (they enable children to be fostered/adopted, therefore this new system can’t be impossible). The issues of housing and elderly care could be tackled together. And the different generations have of knowledge to offer one another – this could, genuinely, do a lot of good for us as people.
answered 2016-11-28 12:45:15 +0000
Q: What new infrastructure do we need to enable the demand for housing in Ealing to be met? (Question 3/10)
A: The housing demand cannot be met unless rents are strictly regulated, much more social housing is built, as well as good quality, but affordable private homes too. In achieving this, we have to use brownfield sites as much as possible and counter the ‘land-banking’ by many big property developers.
answered 2016-11-28 12:42:42 +0000
Q: How can we build homes and communities that are socially, economically and environmentally sustainable? (Question 2/10)
A: We have to stop the destruction of small and locally-run businesses and prevent our borough becoming a close of most others with their big-name super stores and chains. We need much more good quality adn environmentally-friendly social housing. Panning has to be holistic not piece-meal.
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